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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    Three deaths reported as tropical storm Fung-Wong lashes Taiwan

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 01:47pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... winds of up to 90km/h and left more than 40,000 households in southern and northeastern Taiwan without power. A highway traffic accident in torrential rain killed three people, but authorities ... the storm been more powerful and moved up the island to the west of the Central Mountain Range, the damage would have been far worse, meteorologists said. Instead, it moved over to the east coast ...

  2. News - China - WEATHER

    Taiwan, eastern China brace for tropical storm Fung-Wong

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 07:50pm by STEPHEN CHEN, Bloomberg

    ... with power blackouts affecting more than 100,000 people. Fujian authorities said Fung-Wong's impact was already being felt by yesterday morning, with gusts of up to 88km/h recorded in one island ...

  3. News - China - WEATHER

    Typhoon Kalmaegi swipes western Guangdong, Hainan; Hong Kong gets off lightly

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:20am by TIMMY SUNG, Chris Luo, Mimi Lau

    ... yesterday, causing floods and power failures and bringing regional air traffic to a standstill. After touching down in Wengtian township, Wenchang, in Hainan yesterday morning, Kalmaegi battered ... not as intense as Rammasun but trees were toppled. Thankfully our houses and live fish stocks are still intact. The power supply was cut but should be back tomorrow," Chen said. In the Hainan ...

  4. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Floods threaten Pakistan’s cotton fields, Srinagar ‘drowned completely’

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... didn't recognise," he said. "When we searched them, we found they had cash and other belongings that they couldn't account for." Pakistan's Ministry of Water and Power ...

  5. News - World - WEATHER

    New York’s Electric Zoo finale closed down by thunderstorm

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:06pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Electric Zoo music festival shut down by storms New York's Electric Zoo music festival was shut down in the face of powerful thunderstorms, forcing thousands of people to leave its island setting for the second time in successive years. As some of electronic music's big names. including Kaskade and Jack U, prepared to play the three-day ...

  6. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricane Arthur slams eastern Canadian provinces, causing power cuts

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by AP

    ... Associated Press, in Halifax, Canada Hurricane batters Canada's eastern seaboard Hurricane Arthur has hit Canada's eastern seaboard with powerful winds and torrential rains, knocking down trees and leaving many without power. Canadian hurricane centre spokesman Chris Fogarty said winds were easing, but more rain was predicted for drenched southwestern New Brunswick. ...

  7. News - China - WEATHER

    World marks hottest June since 1880 as temperatures soar in China

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:14pm by Ernest Kao, Kathy Gao, Danny Mok, AFP

    ... before the "Great Heat", one of the 24 solar terms of the traditional calendar. Great Heat usually falls between July 22 and 24. READ: 5,000 tourists evacuated as Taiwan battens down ...

  8. News - World - WEATHER

    Hawaii's tourists relax on the beach as storm-hit residents struggle

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... "It's like camping now," said resident Gene Lamkin, who has been using a portable generator for power since Thursday. ...

  9. News - China - WEATHER

    Severe damage and casualties as Super Typhoon Rammasun pummels southern China

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 07:01am by Andrea Chen, Patrick Boehler

    ... the National Meteorological Centre. Watch: Super Typhoon Rammasun hits southern China, bringing heavy rain, winds By 7.30pm, the typhoon had arrived in Guangdong, cutting power to Xuwen, a town ... "red" typhoon alert for the first time this year. More than 334,000 homes in Hainan lost power and nearly all water supply in the capital Haikou was cut off, mainland media reported. "The ...

  10. News - China - WEATHER

    Typhoon Matmo downgraded to tropical storm as it makes landfall in China

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 01:26pm

    ... in as many weeks, slammed into Taiwan with winds of 140km/h but lost much of its power as it crossed the island’s high mountains. While last week’s much stronger Typhoon Ramassun left scores dead ...




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