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  1. News - Asia - INDIA/PAKISTAN

    Rescuers evacuate tens of thousands in Indian Kashmir as flood waters recede

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 05:35pm by Reuters

    ... at least 450 people in India and Pakistan and cut off more than one million people from basic services. “Finally the flood water levels are receding. Now our teams will be able to enter some ... emergency services. “I know people have lost everything. We promise to rehabilitate them. No relief and rehab camps can be perfect. We are doing all we can,” Abdullah told reporters. He said the top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1589433/rescuers-evacuate-thousands-indian-kashmir-floods-recede
  2. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Over 200 dead as India and Pakistan are hit hard by monsoon floods

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by AP

    ... affected because of rains and floods," he said. He said the army was evacuating people from affected areas. Rizwan Naseer, the director general of rescue services in Punjab, said the waters ... noting that some 650 homes have been destroyed already. "The government will leave no stone unturned to help the people in distress," Sharif said. Pakistan's meteorological service ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586735/over-200-dead-india-and-pakistan-are-hit-hard-monsoon-floods
  3. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    Japan orders 1.6m to flee Typhoon Halong; one dead, travel chaos

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 11:04am by AFP, Reuters

    ... More than 200 flights were cancelled and some bullet trains suspended services, leaving people setting off for "o-bon" summer holidays stranded at airports and stations. The typhoon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570513/typhoon-halong-makes-landfall-japans-western-main-island
  4. News - China - DISASTER

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

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

    ... the alert service, cost taxpayers more than 20.6 billion yuan (HK$26 billion) last year, according to the National Meteorological Administration's 2013 annual report. However, it failed to warn ... typhoon warning issued by the Wenchang meteorological service was issued at 7.45am on July 17- about 30 hours before Rammasun made landfall. The alert was broadcast on traditional media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570058/hainan-villagers-werent-warned-how-devastating-superstorm-rammasun-would
  5. 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

    ... Rammasun surged to 77, officials said. While Tropical Storm Matmo was not forecast to hit the main island of Luzon, the weather service warned it would still bring heavy rains to the area over ... region to the southeast. Matmo was about 600 kilometres off the eastern island of Samar yesterday morning with maximum gusts of up to 90 km/h, the state weather service said. The tropical storm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556659/philippines-braces-tropical-storm-matmo-death-toll-typhoon-rammasun-hits
  6. 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

    ... appeared unscathed, with no reports of injuries to crew or damage to vessels, China News Service reported. In Guangxi, there were chaotic scenes when the typhoon landed early yesterday. In Beihai, ... resident Dai Yunhui told Xinhua. At least 58 flights were cancelled in regional capital Nanning, leaving about 1,300 passengers stranded. High-speed train services to other coastal cities were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556698/typhoon-rammasun-kills-14-southern-china
  7. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Weekend washout likely as Rammasun approaches

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by Johnny Tam

    ... services to and from Haikou cancelled or rescheduled, and two flights to and from Sanya cancelled. Handling of empty containers at the Kwai Chung port was stopped because of the wind. Video: Super ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555848/weekend-washout-likely-rammasun-approaches
  8. News - China - WEATHER

    Dozens killed as torrential rains lash the south

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

    ... likely to continue in the south and that rivers in Guangdong province may hit flood danger levels in the coming week, the China News Service said. Heavy rains have destroyed nearly 10,000 homes ... storms hit the area on Friday, the China News Service said. Heavy downpours caused rivers to overflow their banks and a dam to burst, submerging areas in the north and west of Guizhou province, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538551/dozens-killed-torrential-rains-lash-south
  9. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricanes with feminine names are more deadly, study finds

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

    ... 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, ...

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

    Flooding in Bosnia causes new landmine danger in Balkans

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:27am by AP

    ... volunteers joined the army and emergency services in building sandbag barriers. Tens of thousands of homes were without electricity in Serbia and around 150,000 in Bosnia, where whole swathes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1515129/flooding-bosnia-causes-new-landmine-danger-balkans

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