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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Five dead and 83,000 evacuated as Storm Fung-Wong hits Philippines

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:07am by AFP

    ... Rescuers aboard rubber dinghies, some motorised and some powered by paddles, plucked people from flooded homes. People held on to lengths of rope to get to high ground safely and avoid being pulled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595872/philippines-markets-schools-shut-heavy-rain-floods-manila
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1591185/floods-threaten-pakistans-cotton-fields-srinagar-drowned-completely
  3. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548099/hurricane-arthur-slams-eastern-canadian-provinces-causing-power-cuts
  4. News - Asia - DISASTER

    109 killed and scores missing as storms cause landslides in Nepal

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 04:09pm by Reuters

    ... leaving thousands without power. The deaths come two weeks after the worst landslide in over a decade smashed into hamlets in northeastern Nepal, killing 156. Monsoon rain has also forced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574918/53-killed-and-scores-missing-storms-cause-landslides-nepal
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557153/world-marks-hottest-june-1880-temperatures-soar-china
  6. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570734/hawaiis-tourists-relax-beach-storm-hit-residents-struggle
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines braces for Tropical Storm Matmo as death toll from Typhoon Rammasun hits 77

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... reports from remote areas came in. Power was restored to most of Manila, a sprawling metropolis of more than 12 million people, overnight on Friday, according to the regional utility Manila Electric Co. But it warned that power cuts of up to five hours a day would continue across the capital as it rationed limited supply, with a number of generating plants still cut off from the grid. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556659/philippines-braces-tropical-storm-matmo-death-toll-typhoon-rammasun-hits
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555950/super-typhoon-rammasun-hit-southern-china-friday
  9. News - China - WEATHER

    Typhoon Matmo on course to strike Taiwan as Rammasun death toll rises

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 05:30am by Alex Millson

    ... Meteorological Administration office yesterday described Typhoon Rammasun as the strongest storm to hit China's southern provinces since 1973. Winds reaching 218km/h tore down power lines, destroyed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556935/typhoon-matmo-heading-towards-taiwan
  10. News - China - DISASTERS

    Another 'super typhoon' on the way as Matmo follows hot on the heels of deadly Rammasun

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Reuters, AFP, Bloomberg, Teddy Ng

    ... fallen trees and power lines blocked roads and many buildings had lost roofs and windows. Power supplies were paralysed. "This is the biggest typhoon I've experienced in years," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556698/typhoon-rammasun-kills-14-southern-china

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