KOTA KINABALU: “I feel so lost and hopeless looking at this pile of mud which used to be my home,” lamented 65-year-old Asin Yumpoh after his house in Kampung Sugud here was damaged by floods.He said the Sept 15 storm was exceptionally strong.
“It took just five minutes for the whole lower floor of the house to be flooded,” he said when met yesterday.
Asin’s three vehicles were washed away while items such as furniture, electrical appliances, kitchen utensils and wood stocks he had bought for some home projects were all gone.
“I have never experienced a flood like this in the 60 years I have been living here,” he said in his native Kadazan language.
Asin said the two-storey village home that was destroyed used to house three faRead More »
NEW YORK,: Oil prices fell on Friday as energy companies in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico restarted production after back-to-back hurricanes in the region shut output.
Brent crude futures fell 33 cents to settle at US$75.34 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 64 cents to settle at $71.97 a barrel. For the week, Brent was up 3.3% and U.S. crude was up 3.2%, supported by tight supplies due to the hurricane outages.
Friday's slump followed five straight sessions of rises for Brent. On Wednesday, Brent hit its highest since late July, and U.S. crude hit its highest since early August.
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Thursday, 7 September 2017 : Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, howled past Puerto Rico on Wednesday after thrashing several smaller Caribbean islands with roof-ripping winds, drenching rains and pounding surf on a collision course with Florida. At least four people were reported killed …Read More »
Thursday, 24 August 2017 : A powerful storm has swept across southern China, leaving 12 dead and hundreds of people injured. Typhoon Hato made landfall at noon on Wednesday near Zhuhai city in Guangdong province, bringing with it strong winds and lashing rain. Hong Kong raised its typhoon warning signal …Read More »
Monday, 31 July 2017 Taipei: Taiwan was hit by its second major storm in two days after Typhoon Nesat battered the island, leaving at least 111 injured while causing flooding and widespread power outages. Much of the island came to a standstill on Saturday after Nesat made landfall in the …Read More »
Monday, 24 July 2017 TOKYO: Tens of thousands of people in northeast Japan were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday as heavy rain caused major flooding and cut some rail links, authorities said. The storm follows freak rains in southwestern Japan earlier this month that left at least 25 …Read More »
Wednesday, 3 May 2017 TORNADOES ripped through an East Texas county on Saturday evening, killing at least 4 people and injuring dozens, while high winds, falling trees and floods killed 5 in neighboring states. 3 tornadoes were confirmed by the U.S. National Weather Service in Canton, a city about …Read More »
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 At least 12 people are feared dead in parts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh as a severe cyclonic storm hit India’s southeast coast. Hundreds of trees were found uprooted and and vehicles were seen overturned due to high velocity wind along with heavy rains. …Read More »