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  1. News - Asia - DISASTER

    109 killed and scores missing as storms cause landslides in Nepal

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 04:09pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kathmandu Monsoon landslides and flooding kill at least 109 The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed to at least 109 yesterday as tides of water, mud and rocks swept away houses. Incessant rain has displaced thousands of people in the scenic Himalayan region, reviving memories of a deadly deluge last ...

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

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

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

    ... not higher than our waists,'' said a man who quickly gave his name as Chen, as he yelled to neighbours to bring more things to burn. "We were prepared for the wind, but not the water ... fellow villagers to safety, the car stalled in water. Seven of the passengers walked through the water, hand in hand. Fu died after he was blown into the waves. "If I'd known ...

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

    Desperation in Tacloban, city at eye of storm, as food and water run short

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:46am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tacloban The Philippines struggles to deal with the devastation caused by typhoon Haiyan as the bodies pile up and survivors search for food and water It's ... have no food, we need water and other things to survive." After half a day's work, he had filled a bag with an assortment of essentials including packs of spaghetti, cans of beer, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352935/desperation-tacloban-city-eye-storm-food-and-water-run-short
  4. 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

    ... "red" typhoon alert for the first time this year. More than 334,000 homes in Hainan lost power and nearly all water supply in the capital Haikou was cut off, mainland media reported. "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555950/super-typhoon-rammasun-hit-southern-china-friday
  5. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Weekend washout likely as Rammasun approaches

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

    ... swells are expected. "People are advised not to engage in water sports and to stay away from the shoreline," Observatory senior scientific officer Dr Lee Tsz-cheung said. Winds were ...

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

    Weakened Typhoon Neoguri still packs torrential punch as it hits Japan

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

    ... of injured at 19. Schools across the sprawling archipelago were also closed, while nearly 70,000 Okinawan households had no power, the public broadcaster said. "We have no water or electricity, ...

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

    Hurricane Arthur slams eastern Canadian provinces, causing power cuts

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

    ... in Saint John, New Brunswick, said some roads were closed by flood water. The storm also caused flight cancellations and delays at the key airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The storm is expected ...

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

    Hong Kong likely to escape season's first super typhoon- but city will swelter

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 10:22am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... handyman Tsui Kit, 84, retired photographer I go swimming and stay at home more. When I go out, I stay in shopping malls and avoid the outdoors. I also drink more water I shower at least three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547900/first-super-typhoon-season-expected-slam-japan-hong-kong-observatory
  9. News - China

    Shenzhen residents slam authorities after city paralysed by floods

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

    ... forget this dream." Watch: Shenzhen hit by worst flooding in six years According to the Shenzhen Water Affairs Bureau, the city was to spend 32.8 billion yuan between 2011 and next year on water resources, drainage and flood control. "But the officials' accounts in this field are chaotic," said Yang Qin, a Shenzhen lawmaker. "I have little idea how ...

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

    Hottest day of the year heralds start of Hong Kong's typhoon season

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by DANNY LEE

    ... there is a 90 per cent chance of El Nino arriving this year- the first in four years. El Nino is born out of a giant pool of warm water in the eastern tropical Pacific that sets off a chain reaction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533015/hottest-day-year-so-far-heralds-start-typhoon-season

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