Wed, September 30, 2009

Tropical storm Ketsana

Death toll from "Ondoy" (Ketsana) reaches to 240 in Philippines

The Philippine government Tuesday confirmed 240 people were dead and nearly 40 were still missing following devastating floods and landslides in Luzon caused by tropical storm "Ondoy" (international code name: "Ketsana"). Full story


Ondoy (Ketsana) hits Manila

Tropical storm Ondoy (Ketsana) brought the heaviest rainfall on record in Manila.


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Ketsana slams Philippines


ADB pledges US$3 mln for Philippines flood victims

2009-09-30 01:53:07 GMT Xinhua English MANILA, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has pledged 3 million U.S. dollars in support of emergency relief efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm "Ondoy" (international code name "Ketsana"), which inundated the Philippines over the weekend, causing the worst flooding in Manila in over 40 years, ADB announced on Wednesday.

Thailand to provide humanitarian aid to Philippines

2009-09-29 09:53:36 GMT Xinhua English BANGKOK, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Thailand is going to dispatch a medical team and medical supplies to the Philippines, which has been hard hit by the tropical storm "Ketsana", killing at least 240 persons, according to local media on Tuesday.

Typhoon "Ondoy" destroys nearly 200,000 tons of rice in Philippines

2009-09-29 07:39:16 GMT Xinhua English MANILA, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Nearly two hundred thousand tons of paddy rice (palay) have been destroyed by tropical depression "Ondoy" (international code name: "Ketsana as heavy rains flooded farmlands in Luzon, the Philippines, according to the Philippine agriculture department on Tuesday.

Philippine flood victims receive relief goods

2009-09-29 03:38:16 GMT Xinhua English Handout photos released by the Philippine Air Force shows the flood victims waiting to receive relief goods in a flood devastated area in Pampanga Province, north of Manila, the Philippines, on Sept. 28, 2009

Ketsana moves into S China


Typhoon Ketsana shaves south China province, heading to Vietnam

2009-09-29 04:41:47 GMT Xinhua English HAIKOU/GUANGZHOU, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Ketsana shaved China's southernmost island province of Hainan on Tuesday, heading westward to Vietnam, the meteorological stations in south China monitored.

Tropical storm Ketsana to hit S China's Hainan

2009-09-28 09:05:49 GMT Xinhua English The Chinese central observatory forecasts Ketsana the 16th tropical storm this year, will continue strengthening and would hit southern coastal areas of Hainan or pass through the southern coast of Hainan to lash coastal regions in Vietnam on Tuesday or Wednesday. It ordered boats in Ketsana's path to return to harbor.

Ketsana strengthened to typhoon approaching south China province

2009-09-28 08:40:42 GMT Xinhua English HAIKOU, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Tropical storm Ketsana became a typhoon Monday, as it approached China's southernmost island province of Hainan, said the provincial meteorological station.

Tropical storm Ketsana brings strong gale to Hainan

2009-09-28 03:59:57 GMT Xinhua English HAIKOU, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Strong gale brought by tropical storm Ketsana began to hit China's southernmost island province of Hainan on Monday.

Ketsana hits Vietnam, Cambodia


Typhoon Ketsana kills 8 in Cambodia

2009-09-29 15:46:46 GMT Xinhua English PHNOM PENH, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- At least eight people were killed Tuesday by the impacts of Typhoon Ketsana that hit Kompong Thom Province, about 230 kilometers northeast of Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, according to local television.

Death toll from tropical storm "Ketsana" rises to 26 in Vietnam

2009-09-29 15:41:28 GMT Xinhua English HANOI, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- At least 15 more people died in severe flooding caused by tropical storm "Ketsana" in central Vietnam, bringing the country's death toll to 26 so far, Vietnam News Agency reported Tuesday.

23 dead as Typhoon Ketsana roars into Vietnam

2009-09-29 15:03:26 GMT Typhoon Ketsana roared into central Vietnam on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people as it brought flooding and winds of up to 90 mph (144 kph), disaster officials said. Some 170,000 were evacuated from its path.

Cambodian gov't warns about Typhoon Ketsana

2009-09-29 12:17:35 GMT Xinhua English PHNOM PENH, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Royal Government of Cambodia has warned people over the eventual impacts of typhoon "Ketsana", which has recently killed more than 100 people in the Philippines, official news agency AKP reported on Tuesday.