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  1. Storm topples dozens of trees

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hong Kong took the first tropical storm to affect the city this year in its stride, despite heavy rain and high winds which toppled dozens of trees. The No3 typhoon signal ... Kung, the rear of a Mercedes-Benz was crushed by a 15-metre tree. No one was injured. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603619/storm-topples-dozens-trees
  2. Storm topples trees

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hong Kong took the first tropical storm to affect the city this year in its stride, despite heavy rain and high winds which toppled dozens of trees. The No 3 typhoon signal ... blowing down at least 35 trees. In Wong Chuk Wan, Sai Kung, the rear of a Mercedes-Benz was crushed by a 15-metre tree. Two small trees were blown over in Kowloon, blocking part of Ho Man Tin Hill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603621/storm-topples-trees
  3. Powerful winds sink boat and topple trees

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo and Agnes Lam Strong winds swept across Hong Kong for another day yesterday, uprooting trees, sinking a boat and disrupting services at Ocean Park. The winds, however, were ... and Cultural Services Department received at least 17 reports of collapsed trees and 64 damaged ones. One tree collapsed across Fan Kam Road in Sheung Shui shortly before 8.30am, blocking traffic. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/610067/powerful-winds-sink-boat-and-topple-trees
  4. Collapsed tree poised to smash houses

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A 20-metre rubber tree that collapsed after heavy rain yesterday was poised last night to destroy three houses in Tso Wo Hang, Sai Kung, one owned by director Johnnie To Kei-fung, if further bad weather caused it to slip from the retaining wall it was perched on. The tree collapsed at 4.15pm after thunderstorms swept the city, dumping 30mm of rain on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/594544/collapsed-tree-poised-smash-houses
  5. Storm uproots 800 trees

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Typhoon Prapiroon knocked over almost 800 trees and damaged more than 1,600. Among them was a tree registered as 'old and valuable'- a Chinese banyan at Ap Lei Chau that was uprooted and beyond saving, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department said. More than 100 workers in 17 teams were doing emergency work yesterday. The biggest tree-destroyer was Typhoon Dujuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559191/storm-uproots-800-trees
  6. Woman crushed by tree as heavy rains pound city

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey A 72-year-old woman was crushed to death yesterday by a falling tree as heavy rain buffeted much of the city. The woman was walking opposite Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate in East Kowloon at noon when the 10-metre tree fell, pinning her to the ground by her right arm. Several bystanders worked to free the woman from under the tree and she was taken to United Christian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/563509/woman-crushed-tree-heavy-rains-pound-city
  7. News - World - WEATHER

    Auckland tornado leaves three dead and causes 'utter devastation'

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Powerful Auckland tornado leaves three dead, with trees toppled and roofs ripped off houses NZ tornado causes 'utter devastation' A freak ... The storm, packing gusts of more than 110km/h, struck suburban Hobsonville in the afternoon, toppling trees, ripping roofs from houses and sending debris flying. Civil Defence said three people died ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1099382/auckland-tornado-leaves-three-dead-and-causes-utter-devastation
  8. News - China - POLLUTION

    Strong winds blow away smog but bring sand to Beijing

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... 'don't go out'. Will this continue?" "What terrible weather! Strong winds with sand and fluffy poplar tree seeds. I can hardly breathe," wrote another blogger. Meanwhile, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1241465/ill-wind-blows-beijing-no-good
  9. Rainstorm sets off power stoppages

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... hit a tree, setting off a small fire in an electrical switch room. At least one report of flooding was receiving from residents in Wang Toi Shan San Tsuen, Yuen Long. No injuries were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724276/rainstorm-sets-power-stoppages
  10. Bosses who won't let staff off early during typhoons help create commuter panic

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... holiday shopping, or sitting on a plane on the tarmac overseas for hours, or landing and not being able to deplane, or being unable to get home due to trees having brought down rail power lines, ... and restore services, if not immediately at least in time for normal life. They should also be grateful to the policemen and firemen clearing fallen trees from roads throughout the storm so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007833/bosses-who-wont-let-staff-early-during-typhoons-help-create-commuter-panic

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