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  1. News - World - WEATHER

    Arctic blast in US brings early snow, freezing temperatures

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 06:14pm by AFP

    ... blast brings record snow to U.S. A historic early-season snowstorm has killed five people in the United States, left large parts of New York state under 1.5 metres of snow and plunged the entire nation into a deep freeze. Temperatures in all 50 US states, including Hawaii, dipped to freezing or below on Tuesday, making it the coldest November morning nationwide since 1976. The area ...

  2. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricanes with feminine names are more deadly, study finds

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

    ... deadly, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that spanned more than six decades of Atlantic hurricanes. Researchers at the University of Illinois analysed data on fatalities from every hurricane that made landfall in the United States from 1950-2012. "A hurricane with a relatively masculine name is estimated to cause 15.15 deaths, ...

  3. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Thousands evacuated as Philippine residents brace for Typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 09:37pm by BLOOM

    ... predicted to be the strongest cyclone to hit the Southeast Asian nation this year. Haiyan was expected to enter Philippine waters this morning, and to be packing winds of at least 185km/h when it makes landfall in Samar and Leyte provinces tomorrow, state weather forecaster Glaiza Escullar said. The nation's highest storm alert of 4 may be reached in the provinces ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Tornadoes strike Oklahoma City again, killing at least nine

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... continued to pass through the state, Keli Cain of Oklahoma Emergency Management said, "they're much less severe". The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Centre ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    T8 signal raised in Hong Kong as Typhoon Usagi closes in

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 02:00pm by Tanna Chong, Ada Lee, JOANNA CHIU

    ... precautions against strong winds and flooding as early as possible. China's National Meteorological Centre has said that Usagi is likely to land tonight somewhere between Huilai and Huidong ... to the United Daily News. Mudslide warnings were issued for seven counties. Taiwan cancelled 82 domestic and international flights yesterday, with 33 delayed. In Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific and Dragonair ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Colorado floods leave hundreds unaccounted for

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 08:41pm by AFP

    ... the effects of the disaster,” the White House said. And the Wyoming National Guard was helping the evacuation effort after Governor Matt Mead activated five UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and 20 crew ... are being deployed to assess the situation and contact stranded residents. The US National Guard provided seven helicopters to help get people out of danger. Some 1,200 residents were pulled out ...

  7. Weather - International - UNITED STATES

    One dead as severe heat wave hits western US

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 03:05pm by Associated Press in Las Vegas

    ... longer. The forecast for Death Valley in California called for 53.3 degrees Saturday, but it was a few degrees shy of that, according to unofficial reports from the National Weather Service. Death ... at 50 degrees while the mercury in Lancaster hit 43.9 – a record. To make matters worse, National Weather Service meteorologists John Dumas said cooling ocean breezes haven’t been travelling far ...

  8. News - China - WEATHER

    One dead, thousands flee as Typhoon Soulik hits Taiwan

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 03:31pm by AFP, Olivia Rosenman, Stuart Lau

    ... considered an alert zone,” an official from the National Fire Agency said, as soldiers were deployed in high risk areas. Around 5,000 of those who have been evacuated were from the landslide zones ... President Ma Ying-jeou urged government units and the public “not to let their guards down” in a statement Friday, after inspecting the central government’s disaster response centre. A coastal ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Killer Typhoon Bopha heads back to Philippines

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... have flattened whole villages and left tens of thousands of people homeless. Philippine President Benigno Aquino declared a state of national calamity yesterday. A price freeze on basic commodities was put into effect, and local governments were authorised to utilise their calamity funds for search, relief and rescue operations. A United Nations aid assessment team flew ...

  10. News - World - WEATHER

    Superstorm Sandy wreaks havoc in US, kills 40

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in New York

    ... havoc in eastern US Millions of people in the eastern United States awoke yesterday to flooded homes, fallen trees and power cuts caused by the giant storm Sandy, which swamped New York's ... Manhattan, well above the previous record of three metres during Hurricane Donna in 1960, the National Weather Service said. "This was a devastating storm, maybe the worst we've ever ...



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