Latest Tropical Storm Bilis Stories

2006-07-17 01:27:17

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.

2006-07-16 04:22:58

BEIJING (Reuters) - At least 48 people died in rainstorms and floods as Typhoon Bilis scythed across southeast China, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. It said emergency workers rescued 11 seamen on Saturday from a sinking Russian vessel in stormy seas off the Chinese coast.

2006-07-15 22:30:37

BEIJING (Reuters) - Typhoon Bilis killed at least 42 people and left more than 100 missing as it swept across southeast China at the weekend, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

2006-07-13 22:54:46

MANILA (Reuters) - The wake of typhoon Bilis swept away from the northern Philippines on Friday after killing at least 14 people, causing dozens of minor landslides and flooding large areas of the main island of Luzon, disaster officials said.

2006-07-12 20:44:25

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan was braced on Thursday for the arrival of tropical storm Bilis, with heavy rains and strong winds already battering eastern parts of the island and forcing schools and offices to close in central areas.

2006-07-09 22:38:45

BEIJING (Reuters) - Floods and landslides have killed more than 30 people across China in recent days, state media said on Monday, as a typhoon threatening eastern cities stayed away and weakened into a tropical storm.

2005-07-18 09:48:37

By Richard Dobson TAIPEI (Reuters) - China evacuated over 600,000 people from coastal areas on Monday after typhoon Haitang slammed into Taiwan, killing up to four people, injuring 25 and forcing offices, schools and markets to shut across the island.

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  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.