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2006-08-02 20:40:54

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Typhoon Prapiroon, which killed six people and forced thousands to flee their homes in the northern Philippines, closed in on southern China on Thursday and thousands have been evacuated ahead of its arrival. At 0010 GMT, the center of Prapiroon, which means "God of rain" in Thai, was about 280 km (175 miles) south of Hong Kong and is forecast to move at about 14 km an hour toward China's Guangdong province, the Hong Kong observatory said. Southern China,...

2006-07-28 00:43:32

BEIJING (Reuters) - The death toll from rainstorms triggered by Typhoon Kaemi has risen to 32 in China's south and east, state media said on Friday. More than 60 are missing. Kaemi weakened to a tropical depression shortly after landing on China's southeastern coast on Tuesday, but the heavy rains it brought soaked five provinces, affecting 6 million people and forcing the evacuation of 1.3 million, state television said. The hardest hit is the eastern province of Jiangxi, where six...

2006-07-27 06:38:07

BEIJING (Reuters) - Floods, landslides and other disasters triggered by Typhoon Kaemi have killed at least 25 people and left more than 50 missing in southern China, state media said on Thursday. Kaemi weakened into a tropical depression after sweeping across China's southeastern coast on Tuesday, but downpours it brought soaked at least four provinces, all still reeling from damage by tropical storm Bilis, which killed more than 600. Six people were killed when flash floods along a...

2006-07-27 02:10:52

BEIJING (Reuters) - Floods and landslides triggered by Typhoon Kaemi have killed at least 18 people and left more than 60 missing in southern China, state media said on Thursday. Kaemi weakened into a tropical depression after sweeping across China's southeastern coast on Tuesday, but downpours it brought soaked at least four provinces, all of which are still reeling from damage by tropical storm Bilis. Six people were killed when flash floods along a mountainside hit a military...

2006-07-26 22:48:25

BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities warned of landslides in southern China on Thursday and were watching swollen dams and rivers after rains triggered by Typhoon Kaemi killed at least 15 people and left more than 60 missing, state media said. Kaemi weakened into a tropical depression after sweeping across China's southeastern coast on Tuesday, but downpours it brought soaked at least four provinces, all of which are still reeling from damage by tropical storm Bilis. Six people were...

2006-07-26 06:53:05

BEIJING (Reuters) - Typhoon Kaemi weakened into a tropical depression on Wednesday as it lashed southern China with heavy rains and strong winds killing nine and forcing the evacuation of over half a million people. Two girls were killed in southern Guangdong province after their house collapsed under a landslide in the early hours of Wednesday. "The family of six were buried. The two granddaughters aged nine and six died," the government in Wuhua county said on its Web site...

2006-07-18 05:14:52

BEIJING (Reuters) - Rainstorms and flooding were on the retreat across most of south China on Tuesday after taking at least 198 lives, officials said, as people coped with water shortages, severed roads and damaged homes. The downpours were brought by Tropical Storm Bilis, which killed dozens in the Philippines and Taiwan before striking heavily populated southern China on Friday. Rain was still forecast for the worst-hit provinces of Hunan and Guangdong over the next two days, but...

2006-07-18 01:35:17

BEIJING (Reuters) - Floods fed by torrential rains were retreating in south China on Tuesday after claiming at least 188 lives, officials said, as people coped with water shortages, ruined roads and other damage. The downpours were brought by Tropical Storm Bilis, which killed dozens in the Philippines and Taiwan before striking heavily populated southern China on Friday. Rain was still forecast for the worst-hit provinces of Hunan and Guangdong over the next two days, but officials...

2006-07-17 08:17:23

BEIJING (Reuters) - Torrential rains have killed at least 170 people across south China since the weekend, flooding cities, sweeping away houses and cutting off utilities as well as rail and road links, state media reported on Monday. The rains were triggered by Tropical Storm Bilis, which killed dozens in the Philippines and Taiwan before hitting China on Friday, where it was supposed to weaken but instead wrought havoc across six provinces. At least 170 died and 138 were still...

2006-07-17 01:25:32

BEIJING (Reuters) - Torrential rains killed at least 164 people across south China over the weekend, flooding major cities, sweeping away houses and cutting off a main rail link, state media reported on Monday. The rains were triggered by Tropical Storm Bilis, which killed dozens in the Philippines and Taiwan before hitting China on Friday. Forecasters had said the storm would weaken as it hit China, but instead it wrought havoc across the country's south. Downpours continued on...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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