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14 Aug 2018 description
  • Tropical Cyclone LEEPI, continued moving north-west toward Kyushu island (Japan) as a Tropical depression and strengthening. On 14 August at 0.00 UTC its centre was located over the sea approximately 530 km south-east of Miyazaki city (Kyushu island, Miyazaki Prefecture) with maximum sustained winds of 111 km/h (Tropical Storm). Over the next 24 hours, it is expected to continue toward Kyushu island. Its centre may reach land close to Miyazaki city on 14 August afternoon UTC, probably as Tropical Storm.

14 Aug 2018 description

FAO offers its expertise to farmers and governments in Asia on best ways to manage the invasive pest

14 August 2018, Rome/Bangkok - Fall Armyworm could threaten the food security and livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers in Asia as the invasive crop-eating pest is highly likely to spread further from India, with South East Asia and South China most at risk, FAO warned today.

14 Aug 2018 description

The Red Cross Society of China donated US$ 100,000 to the Myanmar Red Cross Society for use in providing humanitarian aid to flood victims in Myanmar. The donation was made at the Myanmar Red Cross Society (Yangon) office on Strand Road at 3pm yesterday.

13 Aug 2018 description

This year’s 14th typhoon Yagi (severe tropical storm scale) made landfall in coastal areas of Wenling, Zhejiang at around 23:35 on August 12. The maximum wind intensity at the center registered scale 10 (28m/s).

12 Aug 2018 description

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund a grant of $655,000 to Oxfam Hong Kong for providing relief to flood victims in Gansu Province in the Mainland.

Announcing the grant today (August 10), a spokesman for the Government said that the grant will be used to provide flour and cooking oil to the victims. The Committee hopes the grant would facilitate the provision of timely relief to the victims and help them restore their normal living.

10 Aug 2018 description
report Government of Tonga

10th August,2018 **The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Tourism, Hon. Semisi Kioa Lafu Sika and the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr. Wang Baodong signed a handover certificate of 110 waters tanks worth over $100,000 US (800, 000 RMB), yesterday afternoon at St. George Building.**

The donation is part of the cyclone recovery package from the Dongguan Municipal Government, Guangdong Province China assistance to Tonga in the wake of TC Gita.

10 Aug 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Yurou

TIANJIN, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Tianjin University has received approval from the National Development and Reform Commission to build a large-scale earthquake simulation engineering research facility.

The facility will be used to study the impact of earthquakes on large engineering projects on land and in the sea and explore solutions to improve their abilities to withstand the impacts, said Zhong Denghua, university president and lead scientist of the project.

08 Aug 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: mym

HARBIN, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- More than 30,000 residents in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province have been affected by floods and waterlogging due to heavy downpours, local authorities said Monday.

According to the provincial civil affairs department, heavy rain and floods over the past week have disrupted lives of around 32,400 people and forced 896 to be relocated to safety across the province.

Floods also damaged 56,200 hectares of crops, causing direct economic losses of 96.9 million yuan (14 million U.S. dollars).

06 Aug 2018 description

Colombia-Fuertes Lluvias 3/8/18

Las fuertes lluvias han estado afectando varias áreas del sureste de Colombia lo que ha provocado el desbordamiento de los ríos.
Según los medios locales, más de 9.500 familias se han visto afectadas por las inundaciones en los departamentos de Guainia y Vichada.
Durante las próximas 48 horas lluvias más fuertes con tormentas localizadas pueden continuar afectando las áreas ya afectadas

Venezuela- Fuertes Lluvias-3/8/18

05 Aug 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: yan

URUMQI, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Twenty people have died in floods caused by torrential rain in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Tuesday, authorities said Friday.

Another eight people remain missing after the downpours hit Qincheng Township in Hami from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on July 31, according to the regional disaster relief headquarters.

Over 8,700 houses, farmland, roads, railway lines, and power and telecommunication facilities were damaged in the floods.

05 Aug 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: ZX

KUNMING, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Heavy downpours since last Friday and ensuing floods have affected around 226,000 people in southwest China's Yunnan Province, local authorities said Friday.

As of 16:30 p.m., heavy rain and floods had killed six people, forced 756 to be relocated to safety, and affected around 226,000 people from fifteen prefectures and cities across the province, according to the provincial disaster reduction committee.

05 Aug 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Aug 3, 2018-Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel and Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong on Friday jointly laid the foundation stone for the reconstruction of Durbar High School that was destroyed by the devastating earthquake of April 25, 2015.

The oldest modern school in Nepal based at Rani Pokhari in Kathmandu is being rebuilt with the assistance from Chinese government. Earlier, an agreement was reached between Nepal government’s Ministry of Finance and Chinese government’s Commerce Minister for rebuilding the school.

04 Aug 2018 description

by Isabelle Gerretsen | @izzygerretsen | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 19:29 GMT

Heat stress, linked to climate change, is likely to cause 38,000 extra deaths a year worldwide between 2030 and 2050.

LONDON, July 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Deadly heatwaves could kill people working outdoors within hours in China's most populous, agricultural region by 2100 as a result of climate change, scientists said on Tuesday.

04 Aug 2018 description

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02 Aug 2018 description

ABSTRACT

Background

Heatwaves are a critical public health problem. There will be an increase in the frequency and severity of heatwaves under changing climate. However, evidence about the impacts of climate change on heatwave-related mortality at a global scale is limited.

Methods and findings

02 Aug 2018 description

The National Meteorological Center (NMC) continued to issue blue warning of typhoon at 6:00 a.m. on August 2. At 8:00 a.m., China Meteorological Administration (CMA) activated a level four emergency response to address typhoon Jongdari. It is required that the relevant meteorological sectors attached to CMA enter the emergency position immediately and put corresponding meteorological services in place. The potential affected areas such as Zhejiang, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui, and Henan are expected to sustain or adjust the emergency state according to local realities. (Aug. 2)

01 Aug 2018 description

Global Overview JULY 2018

27 Jul 2018 description

During this typhoon season, dozens of new remote sensing products of FY-4A meteorological satellite have been put into application. Multi-integrated (space-based, upper-air and ground-based) meteorological observing products have become more abundant, providing important support for accuracy forecast of typhoon, severe precipitation and gale.