Tue, September 21, 2010

Typhoons, storms hit China

Typhoon Lionrock makes landfall in east China's Fujian

Tropical storm Lionrock, the eighth of this year, made landfall on east China's Fujian Province early Thursday morning, local meteorologists said. Full story


Lionrock storm hits Taiwan

Tropical storm Lionrock batters Taiwan as China prepares for it with mass evacuations.


Which natural disaster do you fear most?
Earth quake


Mainland sends letter of sympathy to Taiwan after typhoon Fanabi hits island

2010-09-21 08:48:40 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- The mainland-based Association for Relations across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) sent a letter to its Taiwan counterpart Tuesday expressing the mainland's sympathy with the island for the losses the latter suffered after typhoon Fanabi slammed the island.

Tropical storm Meranti hits E. China city

2010-09-12 09:37:16 GMT Xinhua English Local residents wade through flooded streets after heavy rains brought by tropical storm Meranti in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, Sept 12, 2010.

Nearly 1,000 graves damaged, 300 flights delayed after tropical storm Meranti slams Chinese cities

2010-09-11 17:32:32 GMT Xinhua English HANGZHOU, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 1,000 graves were damaged in a mud flow that hit east China's Zhejiang Province Saturday after torrential rains, caused by tropical storm Meranti, triggered landslides, a debris flow and delayed flights.

Typhoon Meranti makes landfall at SE China's Fujian Province

2010-09-10 08:08:45 GMT Xinhua English FUZHOU, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Meranti, the 10th typhoon to hit China this year, made landfall at Shishi city in the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian at 3:30 a.m. Friday, packing winds of up to 35 meters per second at its center, according to provincial flood control authorities.

Guangdong prepares for storms' fury

2010-09-02 00:41:40 GMT China Daily CHAOZHOU, Guangdong - The tranquility in the air before tropical storm Lionrock's possible landing on Wednesday night here calmed no one in eastern Guangdong province.

Shanghai cancels Wednesday school classes as typhoon Kompasu approaches east China

2010-08-31 15:13:58 GMT Xinhua English SHANGHAI, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai authorities Tuesday canceled all kindergarten, primary and high school classes for Wednesday because of typhoon Kompasu.

Orange alert issued for upcoming tropical storms in Fujian

2010-08-31 11:39:35 GMT Xinhua English As Typhoon Kompasu and tropical storms Namtheun and Lionrock approaching, the coastal areas of southeast China will be hit by heavy rainstorms and gales. The central observatory of China has issued orange warning signal to inform local citizens and governments of potential danger.

China activates disaster response to Typhoon Chanthu

2010-07-22 09:27:46 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- China Thursday launched an early-warning response to Typhoon Chanthu as it is believed the tropical cyclone could devastate parts of the nation's southern coastal areas.

246 tourists still stranded in east China island due to tropical storms

2010-08-31 16:34:49 GMT Xinhua English WENZHOU, Zhejiang, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- At least 246 tourists remain stranded on an island in east China's Zhejiang Province Tuesday as tropical storms and a typhoon cut off ship ferrying services Monday, local authorities said.

170 tourists stranded in east China as tropical storm Kompasu approaches

2010-08-30 23:04:48 GMT Xinhua English Hangzhou, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- More than 170 tourists were stranded in east China's Zhejiang Province Monday as tropical storm Kompasu approached, local police authorities said.

Tropical storm "Mindulle" disrupts traffic in southern China province

2010-08-24 06:21:20 GMT Xinhua English HAIKOU, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Although it didn't make landfall as expected in China's southernmost province of Hainan, the fifth tropical storm of the season, "Mindulle," brought heavy rains, disrupted traffic and stranded passengers in the island.

Tropical storm "Dianmu" to bring heavy rains in north China

2010-08-09 15:58:18 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Tropical storm "Dianmu" along with gusty winds will strengthen precipitation in north China as it moves north, the national meteorological agency warned on Monday.

Lionrock storm hits Taiwan

2010-09-02 06:42:09 GMT SINA.com Tropical storm Lionrock batters Taiwan as China prepares for it with mass evacuations.

China hit by new typhoon

2010-07-23 09:28:43 GMT SINA.com Thousands of boats are taking shelter in ports across southern China, as the region is slammed by a second typhoon in a week.

Typhoon Chanthu lashes southern China

2010-07-23 07:09:32 GMT SINA.com