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  1. News - China - DISASTER

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

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

    ... people were evacuated or relocated. Residents said a poor government forecasting system, along with spotty warnings to residents, contributed to the high death toll. Evacuation orders were ... their houses and crops, not to mention that they might be inundated by rising seas. With the calm, clear weather, many said they were relaxed. The national meteorological system, which includes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570058/hainan-villagers-werent-warned-how-devastating-superstorm-rammasun-would
  2. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricanes with feminine names are more deadly, study finds

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

    ... alternating order that has nothing to do with the strength of the approaching storm. Scientists developed the system in the 1970s to avoid the perception of gender bias. But the result has been ... the value of considering a new system for hurricane naming to reduce the influence of biases on hurricane risk assessments and to motivate optimal preparedness," the study concluded. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524736/hurricanes-feminine-names-are-more-deadly-study-finds
  3. News - China

    Shenzhen residents slam authorities after city paralysed by floods

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:49am by He Huifeng, Clifford Lo

    ... He Huifeng and Clifford Lo Drainage system called into question after heaviest downpour in six years causes chaos and an estimated 80 million yuan in damage Shenzhen residents furious over flooding Shenzhen residents have criticised the city's drainage system after floods paralysed the city. Authorities said up to 430mm of rain fell on Sunday, the heaviest downpour in six years, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1510882/shenzhen-residents-slam-authorities-after-city-paralysed-floods
  4. News - Hong Kong - CLIMATE

    Storms add to commuters' Monday blues

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... said. There were no reports of injuries. At 7.55am yesterday, the Observatory issued an amber rainstorm signal- the lowest of the amber, red and black warning system, indicating rainfall of 30mm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509969/storms-add-commuters-monday-blues
  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    No casualties as cyclone slams into Queensland coast, but alerts remain

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 01:33pm by AFP

    ... had threatened to be stronger but not as widespread as the monster Cyclone Yasi system that tore through the region just over three years ago, ripping homes from their foundations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1478256/australia-avoids-worst-cyclone-ita-more-wind-rain-due
  6. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Up to seven typhoons will hit Hong Kong this year Observatory says, as it reveals new nine-day forecast

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 06:21pm by Ernest Kao

    ... the weatherman will implement a nine-day forecast to replace the current seven-day system begun in 2003. Technology would help the Observatory achieve 80 per cent accuracy, Shun said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1450843/hongkongers-should-prepare-4-7-typhoons-year-says-observatory
  7. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Hundreds of cars stuck in snow-hit Japan

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:31pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... heading north. The snowstorm killed three people, grounded more than 100 flights and disrupted road and rail transport on Friday and Saturday. It was now moving northward, Japan's ... The transport ministry has started delivering emergency aid including water and portable toilets to drivers of stuck cars. Snow began falling on Friday morning in Tokyo and had piled up to 26 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1428998/hundreds-cars-stuck-snow-hit-japan
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Three dead, hundreds injured as new storm batters Japan

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

    ... as public-transport services were suspended due to heavy snow. At least 628 flights, mostly on domestic routes, were cancelled yesterday at Haneda and other airports in eastern Japan, NHK said, a day after ... The accident occurred as train services were disrupted due to the storm, but it was not clear if the collision was directly related to the bad weather. Transport authorities were investigating. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1428628/japan-struggles-deadly-new-storm-follows-last-weeks-blizzard
  9. News - Asia - WEATHER

    18,000 flee new storm Kajiki in central Philippines, wrecked by Haiyan

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:40am by BLOOM

    ... a three-step storm surge alert system that will give out warnings as early as 48 hours before waves of up to five metres high reach the shore, an official said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1418749/18000-flee-new-storm-kajiki-central-philippines-wrecked-haiyan
  10. Weather - Hong Kong

    Vicente a signal to prepare for worst

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or brave the wild conditions after falling trees damaged power cables. Transport Secretary Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung was right to demand an early explanation. Given that typhoon signals are not an infrequent seasonal occurrence, there is no excuse for the city's biggest transport operator to be found wanting in back-up transport and other contingency measures when worst comes to worst, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/weather/hong-kong/article/1007754/vicente-signal-prepare-worst

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