The death toll from typhoon Son-Tinh has risen sharply in the Philippines as the storm continued to head towards China. According to AlertNet, the typhoon reached China at around 15:00 GMT: Typhoon Son-tinh struck China at about...
Sep 16, 2012
While China continues to recover from a year of natural disasters, such as a fatal dam breach and a deadly earthquake, NPR reports that a super typhoon, Sanba, is heading for China and other parts of Asia: It’s had top...
Aug 12, 2012
After Typhoon Haikui landed in Zhejiang Province, according to Xinhua, local authorities have evacuated 1.5 million people and downpours continue. As China is still recovering, the Global Times reports a dam in east Zhejiang...
Aug 8, 2011
Tropical Storm Muifa is advancing on northeastern China after causing four deaths in the Phillippines, injuries in Okinawa, and power outages in Shanghai and South Korea. From the BBC: Muifa was downgraded from a typhoon to a...
Aug 23, 2009
From New York Times: Flags are flying at half-staff during three days of national mourning to honor those killed by Typhoon Morakot two weeks ago. But anger, not sadness, remains the prevailing sentiment across Taiwan as...
Aug 21, 2009
From AP: Taiwan began a three-day mourning period to remember the victims of Typhoon Morakot on Saturday, two weeks after the island’s worst weather disaster in 50 years devastated its mountainous south. The storm took at...
Aug 14, 2009
From New York Times: The road that wends through the storm-battered mountains of Kaohsiung County comes to an end at a breathtaking abyss. On the south side of the road, Provincial Highway 27, there are hot meals, the succor of...
Sep 25, 2008
From AFP: Torrential rains left at least 18 dead in China, including a Briton, and 17 missing, as Typhoon Hagupit pounded the south and another storm battered the quake-hit southwest, state media said Thursday. Ten people were...
Apr 18, 2008
From AP: Typhoon Neoguri weakened into a tropical storm Friday after hitting China’s southern island province of Hainan, where 120,000 people fled low-lying areas and thousands more were stranded at an airport, state-run...
Oct 9, 2007
From BBC News: Some five million people have been affected by a powerful storm that hit China’s south-east coast, destroying houses and causing widespread flooding. More than 1.4 million people were evacuated ahead of Typhoon Krosa , which struck Zhejiang and Fujian provinces on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported. No deaths were reported and it […]
Oct 7, 2007
Typhoon Krosa affects the air, the sea traffic and approximately half a million people in Taiwan. In southeast China over a million people were evacuated before Krosa landed. From AP: A typhoon lashed Taiwan with intense winds and rains Saturday, cutting power to thousands of homes and leaving at least two men missing in the […]
Oct 6, 2007
From AFP: Chinese authorities on Saturday issued a flood alert, relocated 138,000 east coastal residents and recalled 27,000 fishing boats as the country braced for Typhoon Krosa , state media reported. Authorities ordered the coastal provinces of Zhejiang and Fujian to closely monitor the typhoon, which was pounding northern Taiwan with powerful winds and torrential […]
Oct 3, 2007
From China Daily: The severe tropical storm Lekima was upgraded to typhoon Tuesday afternoon and is moving closer towards South China’s island province of Hainan, where 100,000 people have been evacuated, local authorities said. Lekima, named after a fruit in Vietnam, was located at 17.7 degrees north latitude and 110.4 degrees east longitude at 6:00 […]
Sep 20, 2007
From BBC: At least five people have been killed and three are missing after Typhoon Wipha hit China’s densely-populated eastern coast, state media says. Strong winds and heavy rain damaged thousands of homes and disrupted power to hundreds of communities. Nearly three million people were evacuated ahead of the storm, which was predicted to be […]
Sep 18, 2007
Over 210,000 people were evacuated from Shanghai to avoid the landing of typhoon Wipha. From BBC, photos from Xinhua: Shanghai’s flood prevention bureau said Wipha would probably pass 100km (60 miles) to the south-west of the city on Wednesday evening local time. It has been downgraded to a tropical storm but could still cause major […]
Sep 18, 2007
AP reports that fierce typhoon has reached Shanghai and 200,000 people have been evacuated ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Wipha, via Time: Whipping up waves up to 36 feet high, Wipha was moving northwest across the sea north of Taiwan and was forecast to make landfall south of Shanghai early Wednesday, weather reports said. […]
Aug 19, 2007
From BBC News: Typhoon Sepat has reached China, where almost one million people have been evacuated in preparation, state media has reported. Winds of up to 119km/h (74mph) hit east China’s Fujian province early on Sunday, toppling billboards and lifting roofs, Xinhua news agency said. A tornado thought to be spawned by the typhoon killed […]
Aug 30, 2006
From CBS News: The typhoon season has cost many lives and billions of dollars worth of damage in China. But, as Celia Hatton reports, it could have been worse if China hadn’t installed a simple early warning system. [Click to see] See also China Text-Messages Millions on Typhoon by AP. Technorati Tags: China, typhoon
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