» 10/26/2010, 00.00
Floods devastate Thailand: 56 dead, 30 affected provinces
Floods caused by Typhoon Megi are considered, in some provinces, the worst for several decades. Bangkok prepares to tackle the crisis, flooding feared in the capital.
Torrential rains in Guangdong and Fujian, more than 50 dead and thousands displaced
The bad weather has hit the city located at the foot of mountains. So far there are 14 missing and over 900 thousand people affected. The most serious damage reported in Guangdong. Landslides have devastated the nine cities, including Guangzhou, the provincial capital.
Bangkok, flood emergency: capital’s second airport closed
Authorities have ordered the suspension of flights from Don Meuang; links transferred to Suvarnabhumi international airport, which operates at full capacity. The updated toll speaks of 366 dead since the beginning of July. The capital in danger of collapsing. The government ensures transparency and updated information.
Philippines, PIME superior: Situation after passage of Haiyan increasingly serious
Fr. Giovanni Re says authorities have reopened some airports and some main roads: "Now they will try to move aid by land". Minor damage in Cebu, where the archdiocese has initiated a program of mutual assistance between the parishes still intact and those affected. A sign of hope: A baby girl is born in Tacloban , the worst hit city.
Death toll from Typhoon Haiyan rises to 120. The Church is ready to send aid
The most affected province is Leyte (central Philippines ), where the authorities have recovered at least 100 bodies . Dozens of villages and towns are still isolated due to landslides. Superior General of PIME speaks of the work of the Catholic Church to bring aid to the displaced
Typhoon Koppu death toll now at 22. Fears of new flooding
At least 300 thousand people affected by the cyclone on the island of Luzon, more than 200 villages submerged. Fears for agriculture, entire areas devoted to the cultivation of rice and corn affected. State of calamity declared. Downgraded to a tropical storm, Koppu persists in the region and could strike again in the coming hours.
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