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Hong Kong shuts down as Typhoon Nida hits

A member of staff at the Airport Express terminal sits in front of an information board displaying a list of cancelled (in red) and delayed flights in Hong Kong on August 1, 2016, shortly after a "T8" storm signal was raised for Typhoon Nida. Hong Kong hunkered down on August 1 as Typhoon Nida swirled towards the territory, with more than 100 flights cancelled and schools closed, and Guangzhou in neighbouring mainland China issued its top storm alert. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE
A member of staff at the Airport Express terminal sits in front of an information board displaying a list of cancelled (in red) and delayed flights in Hong Kong on August 1, 2016, shortly after a “T8” storm signal was raised for Typhoon Nida. Hong Kong hunkered down on August 1 as Typhoon Nida swirled towards the territory, with more than 100 flights cancelled and schools closed, and Guangzhou in neighbouring mainland China issued its top storm alert. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

Gusts of 151 kilometers (93 miles) per hour whipped the city and rain lashed down during the night, and authorities warned of floods and landslides

HONG KONG (Aug. 2, 2016) — Hong Kong shut down Tuesday, August 2, as Typhoon Nida brought violent winds and torrential rain, with hundreds of flights cancelled and the stock market, schools and businesses closed, as the storm headed across southern China.  Continue reading Hong Kong shuts down as Typhoon Nida hits

Anger erupts over government handling of China flood

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CHINA FLOOD. This photo taken on July 21, 2016 shows people making their way through a flooded area in Changping District in Beijing. Torrential rain lashing northern China in recent days has left nearly 100 people dead or missing, official figures showed. Photo by STR/AFP

Angry villagers have blamed local officials for failing to warn them of the impending deluge, with Hebei Satellite TV showing one resident saying water had reached chest-level before an alarm was raised

BEIJING, China (July 23, 2016) — Anger erupted on Saturday, July 23, over floods in northern China that left more than 200 people dead or missing, with media and Internet users accusing officials of negligence.  Continue reading Anger erupts over government handling of China flood

Over 15,000 evacuated in Taiwan as typhoon heads to China

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TYPHOON. Taiwanese residents view waves at the coastline as Typhoon Nepartak moves towards Taiwan, at the shoreline of Yilan, Taiwan, July 7, 2016. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

One man drowns while 66 others are injured as Nepartak batters Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (July 9, 2016) — Super Typhoon Nepartak brought chaos to Taiwan on Friday, July 8, forcing more than 15,000 people to flee their homes as the strongest winds in over a century lashed part of the island.  Continue reading Over 15,000 evacuated in Taiwan as typhoon heads to China