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  1. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricane Sandy causes travel chaos in the United States- and globally

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in New York

    ... for at least two days in a key region for domestic and international flights. Nine US states declared a state of emergency. With the US election eight days away, President Barack Obama cancelled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1072767/hurricane-sandy-causes-travel-chaos-united-states-and-globally
  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 ... that have claimed at least 24 lives since Friday. In Uttarakhand state, seven were killed in their sleep by a landslide as monsoon rain pounded the hilly region this week. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574918/53-killed-and-scores-missing-storms-cause-landslides-nepal
  3. News - China - WEATHER

    Severe damage and casualties as Super Typhoon Rammasun pummels southern China

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 07:01am by Andrea Chen, Patrick Boehler

    ... of hundreds of flights, state media reported. Super Typhoon Rammasun ploughed into Wengtian, a town on the northeastern tip of the island, at about 3.30pm, packing winds of up to 216km/h, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555950/super-typhoon-rammasun-hit-southern-china-friday
  4. 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

    ... 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
  5. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Weakened Typhoon Neoguri still packs torrential punch as it hits Japan

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:08am by Reuters

    ... the utmost caution," Keiji Furuya, state minister in charge of disaster management, said. One man died after high waves swamped his boat, NHK television said. Several people suffered minor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549435/super-typhoon-pounds-japan-islands-winds-250kmh
  6. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricane Arthur slams eastern Canadian provinces, causing power cuts

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

    ... on Saturday by the time it reached Canada. A day earlier it hit the Outer Banks in the US state of North Carolina. Environment Canada measured wind gusts topping 116km/h in the Halifax area, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548099/hurricane-arthur-slams-eastern-canadian-provinces-causing-power-cuts
  7. 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
  8. News - China - WEATHER

    Dozens killed as torrential rains lash the south

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

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com More heavy downpours likely in Guangdong in the coming days, meteorologists warn Dozens killed as torrential rains lash the south At least 26 people were 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 ...

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

    800 flee forest fire; two die of heatstroke as China gripped by 40C temperatures

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Food and water were distributed among the evacuees. Public servants and state-run firms’ employees were required to report to various government headquarters, where they were given water ... to state media. Almost half a million people were forced from their homes in the south of the country. Additional reporting by Associated Press, Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521463/2-reported-dead-heatwave-grips-nation
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Tornadoes strike Oklahoma City again, killing at least nine

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

    ... images showed muddy water covering roads around Oklahoma City and El Reno, about 50 kilometres to the west. The sound of sirens sent people in Moore and elsewhere in the Midwestern state ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1251583/tornadoes-strike-oklahoma-city-again-killing-least-nine

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