Latest Typhoon Hagupit Stories

2008-10-10 09:00:30

South China water poisoning toll rises to 200 sick NANNING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The number of people made ill after drinking contaminated water in south China has risen to 200 from Tuesday's 136, as medical tests found more people with arsenic poisoning. Nineteen people were kept in hospital for observation while the others received outpatient treatment, a spokesperson of the Hechi city government, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, said on Thursday. All those affected were described as...

2008-09-30 09:00:33

Typhoon Hagupit-triggered flood leaves one dead, more than 300,000 affected in S. China NANNING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Continuous torrential rain triggered by Typhoon Hagupit has left one person dead and more than 300,000 others affected in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, a county government spokesman said Monday. Torrential rain pounded Fusui County from Wednesday, hurting the livelihoods of 233,000 people and causing an evacuation of 68,900 others. The downpours...

2008-09-29 12:00:23

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Floods Leave 17 Dead, Six Missing in South China"] Nanning, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) - Floods triggered by continuous torrential rain have left 17 people dead and six others missing in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local authorities said Monday. Rainstorms have pounded Guangxi since last Wednesday when Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the neighbouring Guangdong Province, affecting...

2008-09-28 09:00:17

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Recast:1st Ld: Warnings Issued as Typhoon Jangmi Approaches Eastern China"] Fuzhou/Hangzhou, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) - The eastern China provinces of Fujian and Zhejiang issued warnings on Sunday as typhoon Jangmi approaches. Jangmi, the 15th and strongest typhoon of this year, was about 135 km southeast of Taiwan's Hualien at 11 a.m.. It has hurricane force winds of 216 km per hour, the...

2008-09-26 09:00:21

Typhoon Hagupit moves into Vietnam after killing 10 in China NANNING, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Hagupit, which killed 10 people in south China since Wednesday when it made landfall, was downgraded to a severe tropical storm and moved into Vietnam on Thursday morning, the local observatory said. The deteriorating storm moved into northern Vietnam at 8 a.m. with winds of 43.2 kilometers per hour in its eye, according to the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Regional Meteorological Observatory....

2008-09-25 09:00:36

Typhoon Hagupit forces airlines cancel trips to Hong Kong MANILA, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- At least four airlines on Wednesday canceled seven scheduled flights from Manila to Hong Kong as Typhoon Hagupit moves to hit Hong Kong after battling the Philippines. According to local news network GMA News, one flight of Cebu Pacific, two flights of Philippine Airlines, three flights of Cathay Pacific, and one flight of China Southern Airlines scheduled to leave Manila on Wednesday, have been...

2008-09-24 18:00:30

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnamese authorities prepared to evacuate people from high-risk areas as Typhoon Hagupit moved toward the country after hitting southern China's Guangdong province today. The typhoon was expected bring heavy rain to Vietnam's north and could unleash major flooding, the national weather forecast center said. (c) 2008 Charleston Daily Mail. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-24 10:00:00

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ZHANJIANG, Guangdong, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) - Typhoon Hagupit, packing torrential rain and hurricane force winds, forced the closure of schools in at least two south China cities, halted flights and left many urban streets deserted after making landfall in Guangdong Province early on Wednesday. The 14th strong typhoon of the year landed in Dianbai County in the city of Maoming at 6:45 a.m. with winds of...

2008-09-23 09:00:50

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Typhoon Hagupit Traps 13 Miners in Philippine Gold Field"] Manila, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) - A landslide caused by Typhoon Hagupit has trapped at least 13 miners in a gold field in southern Philippines for nearly 10 hours, local media reported Tuesday. Quoting police source, the on-line news network INQUIRER.Net said the minors [as publiched], all employees of a certain mining firm, have been...

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