Water Waves

Two hikers die in flash flood

Two hikers whose bodies were found in a stream yesterday were probably washed away by a flash flood in Pat Sin Leng Country Park on Sunday, police said.

Tuesday, 10 July, 2012, 12:00am

Don't take warning system for granted

Countries around the Indian Ocean have learned well from the tsunami that wrought so terrible a toll in 2004. In the wake of Wednesday afternoon's earthquakes off Indonesia, monitoring systems worked largely as intended, warnings and alerts were promptly issued and safety and evacuation measures enacted smoothly.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Climate-change plans can no longer be put off

The recent tropical storm that hit the southern Philippines, killing more than 1,200 people at the last count, was exacerbated by a combination of factors. Foreign observers have noted that the disaster was reminiscent of the devastating 2004 Asian tsunami.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Nature's cruellest trick

As lakes vanished, crops withered and died and drinking water ran out through the first five months of the year, signs of an end to China's worst drought in 50 years seemed like the answer to a billion prayers at the beginning of this month. But then the rain kept coming, and it has not stopped.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Uplifting strength of those in tsunami's path

Hollywood's depiction of disasters usually involves panic, pushing, shoving and screaming - in short, chaos. There has been little of that in Japan as people face up to life in the immediate aftermath of the disastrous earthquake and tsunami and threats posed by damaged nuclear reactors.

15 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Wake-up calls

The devastating tsunami that struck the Indonesian islands of Mentawai may have caused about 450 deaths, with hundreds more still missing, and compounds the disaster caused in the country by the eruption of Mount Merapi in Java on Tuesday.

1 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Observatory reviews warning system for storm-surge flooding

The Observatory was working with other departments to review its weather warnings issued during storm surges, a senior official said yesterday.

The review comes after residents in Tai O, Lei Yue Mun and Cheung Chau said they were caught by surprise by flooding during Typhoon Hagupit last month.

14 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Indian state plans tsunami-tourism

Areas of the tsunami-wrecked coast of Tamil Nadu in southern India could be preserved under a tourism ministry plan to create memorials to the communities washed away during the December 2004 disaster.

11 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Sai Kung and Lantau most at risk from tsunami, study finds

Areas of Sai Kung and Lantau Island would be most at risk from a tsunami close to 2 metres high if there was a repeat of the strongest earthquake recorded in the South China Sea near the Philippines, the Observatory says.

29 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Guizhou flash floods kill 19

At least 19 people died and 31 are missing after flash floods struck a mountainous part of southern Guizhou province yesterday morning.

14 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

12 more soldiers' bodies discovered

Toll from landslide hits 62 as flood menace spreads throughout China

Rescue workers yesterday found the bodies of another 12 soldiers who died in a landslide triggered by Typhoon Longwang in Fujian province , as other parts of the country battled extreme weather.

6 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Tsunami special

Letters in this special discuss the tsunami's heavy toll among women and disaster preparedness. The spirit of recovery continues. If you have a comment on the tsunami, send in your letter: we will consider it for the daily Letters.

16 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Tsunami special

Have the Post's continuing specials on Asia's recovery, rebuilding and resilience in the wake of the tsunami sparked an opinion on your part about the tragedy? If you wish to comment on the tsunami or recovery efforts, write to us. We will consider the letter for publication in another special letters section we plan to run next Saturday.

9 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Tsunami specials

Do you have an opinion on Asia's recovery, rebuilding and resilience in the wake of the tsunami? Send us a letter and we will consider it for publication in the same issue as one of the specials running in the Post from today until April 16. The first special letters page will appear on Saturday.

6 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

'All of a sudden the first swell came through'

Joanne Davis ended her swim half an hour earlier than usual when she felt a strong undertow in the water off Phuket's Chedi resort last Sunday morning.

Instead, she went for breakfast at the resort's beachfront restaurant. Ms Davis, deputy managing director for the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition centre, was heading back to her room when the tsunami struck.

31 Dec 2004 - 12:00am