Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
..
. Earth Science News .




SHAKE AND BLOW
Death toll from S. Korea typhoon rises to 18
by Staff Writers
Seoul (AFP) Aug 29, 2012


South Korean rescuers Wednesday recovered two more bodies near two wrecked Chinese fishing boats, bringing the confirmed death toll from a powerful typhoon to 18.

Typhoon Bolaven -- the strongest to hit the South for almost a decade -- left a trail of death and damage in southwestern and south-central regions of the country.

It drove two Chinese fishing ships aground early Tuesday off the southern island of Jeju, sparking a dramatic rescue operation.

Coastguards wearing wetsuits struggled through high waves and pulled a total of 12 people to safety, and six swam ashore. Eight bodies had been recovered as of Wednesday and seven were still missing, the coastguard in Jeju said.

Dozens of divers are involved in the ongoing search. The coastguard said in a statement it would make "utmost efforts" to account for all the missing.

Most of the other deaths, confirmed by the public administration ministry, were caused by wind gusts that toppled walls or roofs or blew victims off their feet.

Typhoon alerts covering most of the country were lifted as ferries and flights returned to normal and schools reopened. But South Korea is now on watch for another typhoon, Tembin.

Bolaven moved on to North Korea, damaging crops and toppling some 3,700 roadside trees, the North's official news agency said. Human casualties were not reported.

In North Hwanghae Province, the typhoon deactivated television relay facilities and destroyed or damaged some 20 houses and public buildings, the agency said, adding that "a lot of houses and roads" were submerged in other provinces.

Bolaven crossed the Yalu border river into China early Wednesday.

In South Korea, the typhoon was the strongest since 2003 in terms of wind speed. A maximum speed of 214 kilometres per hour (134 miles per hour) was recorded at Mount Mudeung in the southwestern city of Gwangju.

Power cuts of five minutes or longer hit nearly two million homes, a record in the country, the public administration ministry said.

The storm toppled nearly 8,000 trees and damaged 42 ships or boats and 35 houses. A total of 6,418 hectares (15,852 acres) of farmland was damaged.

Typhoon Tembin, located about 350 kilometres northeast of the Taiwanese capital Taipei early Wednesday, is approaching South Korea at a speed of 20 kilometres an hour.

.


Related Links
Bringing Order To A World Of Disasters
When the Earth Quakes
A world of storm and tempest






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





SHAKE AND BLOW
Hurricane Isaac batters New Orleans
New Orleans (AFP) Aug 29, 2012
Hurricane Isaac pounded New Orleans with fierce winds and torrents of rain Wednesday, but the multi-billion dollar flood defenses built after Katrina swamped the city seven years ago held firm. Isaac was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, but officials warned that heavy rain would continue overnight and even into Friday, as the swirling vortex of cloud and storm-force winds was ... read more


SHAKE AND BLOW
Quarry explosion kills nine in China: media

Green Climate Fund to hold next meeting in South Korea

Tanker-bus crash inferno kills 36 in China

China bridge collapse kills three

SHAKE AND BLOW
Modern lives in US are multi-screen: Google

Weighing molecules one at a time

Brazil bids to become world's third IT market by 2022

The Laser Beam as a "3D Painter"

SHAKE AND BLOW
Survival without water: A key trait of an aquatic invader to spread

Eastern Pacific Barrier is Virtually Impassable by Coral Species

Cook Islands declares world's largest marine park

New Survey of Ocean Floor Finds Juvenile Scallops are Abundant in Mid-Atlantic

SHAKE AND BLOW
NASA's IceBridge Seeking New View of Changing Sea Ice

Netherlands: Arctic energy rules needed

Thawing permafrost frees millions of tons of carbon: study

In climate landmark, Arctic ice melts to record low

SHAKE AND BLOW
Behind closed doors

Plants unpack winter coats when days get shorter

A Greener Way to Fertilize Nursery Crops

Chinese buyer vows to honour French wine heritage

SHAKE AND BLOW
Death toll from S. Korea typhoon rises to 18

Cloud control could tame hurricanes

Hurricane Isaac batters New Orleans

Japan estimates monster quake could kill 320,000

SHAKE AND BLOW
Uganda seizes LRA munitions

AMISOM troops retake Somalia's Marka port

Sudan, South Sudan dispute Abyei region

EU warns 'response' on Gambia executions

SHAKE AND BLOW
Electronics, living tissue, merged in lab

Man mistakes son for monkey, shoots him dead

More Clues About Why Chimps and Humans Are Genetically Different

More sophisticated wiring, not just bigger brain, helped humans evolve beyond chimps




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement