28 Oct 2011

Bangkok braces for flooding from high tides

“Severe flooding in Thailand Friday threatened central areas of Bangkok, a bustling capital barely above sea level and facing inundation at the next high tide predicted at 13 feet.” Source: Bangkok braces for flooding from high tides – CNN.com

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26 Oct 2011

Hurricane Rina could strengthen before landfall

“Rina was on the verge of becoming a Category 3 hurricane as it careened near Honduras and Belize on Wednesday before heading toward Cancun.” Source: Hurricane Rina could strengthen before landfall – CNN.com

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25 Oct 2011

Thai floods reach northern Bangkok

“Thailand’s worst floods in half a century have reached the capital Bangkok, as officials struggle to control a torrent of water that is threatening to engulf the nation’s political and economic heart. City officials ordered the evacuation of six northern districts as the floodwaters approached. “ Source: Thai floods reach

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25 Oct 2011

Hurricane Rina picks up steam near Central America; evacuees still missing

“ina strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane in the western Caribbean early Tuesday, packing 100 mph winds, the National Hurricane Center in Miami reported.” Source: Hurricane Rina picks up steam near Central America; evacuees still missing – CNN.com

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23 Oct 2011

Powerful earthquake strikes poor region in Turkey

“As night fell over eastern Turkey on Sunday following the most powerful earthquake in more than a decade, citizens were using flashlights and shovels as they clambered over the rubble of collapsed buildings looking for survivors.” Source: Powerful earthquake strikes poor region in Turkey – CNN.com

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13 Oct 2011

Indonesia’s Bali rattled by quake; dozens injured

“A powerful earthquake jolted Indonesia’s popular resort island of Bali on Thursday, causing widespread panic and injuring at least 50 people, many with broken bones and head wounds.” Source: Indonesia’s Bali rattled by quake; dozens injured – USATODAY.com

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12 Oct 2011

Govt declares one-third of Thailand “disaster” area

“Thailand on Wednesday declared a third of its provinces to be disaster zones, as auto giant Toyota called a halt to work after production was affected by the country’s worst flooding in decades.” Source: Govt declares one-third of Thailand “disaster” area – Channel NewsAsia

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01 Oct 2011

Philippines hit with second typhoon in a week

“Another typhoon made landfall in the Philippines on Saturday, just as the nation was recovering from deadly Typhoon Nesat. Typhoon Nalgae, known locally as Quiel, slammed into the northern province of Aurora at about 9 a.m. Saturday, said Jun Galang, a local weather forecaster .” Source: Philippines hit with second

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29 Sep 2011

Typhoon Nesat shuts down Hong Kong

“Hong Kong schools, financial markets, and businesses have shut as Typhoon Nesat brought howling winds, squalls of rain and rough seas to the territory. “ Source: BBC News – Typhoon Nesat shuts down Hong Kong

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20 Sep 2011

1 million urged to evacuate as typhoon nears Japan

“More than a million people in central Japan were urged to evacuate Tuesday as a powerful typhoon approached, triggering floods that left two people missing.” Source: 1 million urged to evacuate as typhoon nears Japan – Yahoo! News

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