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  1. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Flooding in Shenzhen cripples rail link from Hong Kong to Guangzhou

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:50am by ZHAUNG PINGHUI, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... of the stranded passengers at Hung Hom, a visitor from Guangzhou, said: "It is very frustrating. We don't want refunds. We want to go home." The high-speed railway service that links ... Shandong province, 18 workers at a recycling plant living in temporary accommodation were killed and three more were injured after heavy rain caused a retaining wall to collapse, crushing ...

  2. News - Asia - DISASTER

    109 killed and scores missing as storms cause landslides in Nepal

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

    ... year that killed more than 5,000 people in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and neighbouring Nepal. Heavy downpours in Nepal over the past three days had left 1,500 people stranded ... National disaster management chief Yadav Prasad Koirala said: "We have recovered 85 bodies so far, 54 people have suffered injuries due to landslides and flooding over the last three days ...

  3. News - China - DISASTER

    Hainan villagers weren't warned how devastating superstorm Rammasun would be

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... three years. The people of Hainan had three days to prepare for the storm after the China Meteorological Administration said that Tropical Storm Rammasun had been upgraded to a typhoon. ... the populace about the storm's probable severity. Typhoon threats always involve three components: wind, waves and storm surge- rising sea levels caused by wind and changing atmospheric pressure. ...

  4. 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

    ... injured in the island province, Xinhua reported. Four cadres in Changjiang and Wuzhishan city were reported missing, the People's Daily website reported. At least three people were killed when Rammasun roared along the coast of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, on its way to the border with Vietnam. One was struck by a falling tower crane. Three critically injured people ...

  5. News - China - WEATHER

    Dozens killed as torrential rains lash the south

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:06am by Keith Zhai

    ... killed and three others are missing after southern provinces were hit by heavy rains and landslides, state media reported yesterday. Weather authorities also warned that torrential rains were ... Over 5,000 villagers in Dazu county were trapped by floodwaters yesterday, with local media suggesting that poor communication links and damage to roads made it harder for rescue personnel ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong likely to escape season's first super typhoon- but city will swelter

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 10:22am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... T-shirts, and shorts. Definitely no jeans That night the Observatory raised the earliest ‘black rainstorm’ signal in any given year since the revision of the three-level rainstorm warning in 1998. ... handyman Tsui Kit, 84, retired photographer I go swimming and stay at home more. When I go out, I stay in shopping malls and avoid the outdoors. I also drink more water I shower at least three ...

  7. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricane Arthur slams eastern Canadian provinces, causing power cuts

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

    ... backyard," he said. "It's crazy here... at times it rains so hard you can't see [three metres] in front of you." Arthur was downgraded from a hurricane to a post-tropical storm ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    More amber rainstorms continue to swirl over Hong Kong

    Posted May 11th 2014, 04:58am by Ada Lee and Ernest Kao

    ... the Observatory recorded 10mm of rainfall and detected lightning over Lantau, Lamma and Hong Kong Island. The thunderstorm signal was raised for three hours, and gusts of over 70km/h were recorded. ... reported to have disembarked and walked out of the tunnel. Owners of shops on Ma Tau Wai Road, To Kwa Wan, complained that drains blocked by construction work from the Sha Tin-Central rail link had ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Three dead, hundreds injured as new storm batters Japan

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:07am by AFP

    ... yesterday after a fresh snowstorm left three people dead and 850 injured following last week's deadly blizzard. Snow began falling on Friday morning in the capital, Tokyo, and piled up to 26cm ... hit by heavy snowfall, worst in 45 years In a separate snow-related accident, a driver was killed and three others injured on an expressway in central Shizuoka, the news reports said. Public ...

  10. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricanes with feminine names are more deadly, study finds

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington People don't expect Victoria to be as threatening as Victor, scientists say Hurricanes named after women more deadly Hurricanes with feminine names may kill three times as many victims because people do not perceive them as being as threatening as storms named after men, scientists say. Hurricanes are named by a pre-determined, ...




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