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Overall Green Tropical Cyclone alert for MERBOK-17 in China from 11 Jun 2017 00:00 UTC to 12 Jun 2017 18:00 UTC
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12:30 China Confirms Million-dollar Economic Losses Due to Typhoon Merbok
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:00:00 +0200   plenglish (en)

China Confirms Million-dollar Economic Losses Due to Typhoon Merbok China Confirms Million-dollar Economic Losses Due to Typhoon Merbok China Confirms Million-dollar Economic Losses Due to Typhoon Merbok. Beijing, June 15 (Prensa Latina) China has confirmed the evacuation of 12,000 Guandong....

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No casualties reported in Typhoon Merbok
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:12:00 +0200   xinhuanet_en (en)

GUANGZHOU, June 14 (Xinhua) -- No casualties have been reported in south China 's Guangdong Province after it was lashed by Typhoon Merbok , the local government said Wednesday. However, heavy rain has destroyed 32 houses, flooded 13,000 hectares of farmland and forced 12,000 residents to be....

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No casualties reported in Typhoon Merbok
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:11:00 +0200   sinacom-en (en)

GUANGZHOU, June 14 (Xinhua) -- No casualties have been reported in south China 's Guangdong Province after it was lashed by Typhoon Merbok , the local government said Wednesday. However, heavy rain has destroyed 32 houses, flooded 13,000 hectares of farmland and forced 12,000 residents to be....

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China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region): Relief fund for farmers affected by Typhoon Merbok
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 23:38:00 +0200   reliefWeb (en)

Local farmers who suffered serious losses caused by Typhoon Merbok can register with the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) from tomorrow (June 14) to June 22 for assistance from an emergency relief fund. An AFCD spokesman said today (June 13) that an appropriate amount of the....

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Typhoon Merbok hits Hong Kong and southern China
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:49:00 +0200   ibtimes-in (en)

Hong Kong was hit by strong winds and heavy rain driven by Typhoon Merbok . The city avoided major damage as the storm made its way across the region. Elsewhere, flights have been cancelled and school days suspended in the Guangdong province in southern China , as the typhoon moves inland.

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Typhoon Merbok hits Hong Kong and southern China
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:52:00 +0200   ibtimes-sg (en)

Hong Kong was hit by strong winds and heavy rain driven by Typhoon Merbok . The city avoided major damage as the storm made its way across the region. Elsewhere, flights have been cancelled and school days suspended in the Guangdong province in southern China , as the typhoon moves inland.

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Heavy rain pounds Hong Kong in aftermath of Merbok
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:42:00 +0200   scmp (en)

Heavy rain pounded Hong Kong in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Merbok on Tuesday, disrupting air traffic, causing flooding and forcing the closure of kindergartens and special schools. The Airport Authority said that by 5pm, 501 flights to and from the city were delayed or cancelled on Tuesday,....

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VIDEO. En "timelapse", des images du typhon Merbok qui a déferlé sur Hong Kong
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:56:00 +0200   francetvinfo (fr)

Aux abris ! Les habitants de Hong Kong ( Chine) se sont calfeutrés chez eux, lundi 12 juin, dès que l'alerte au typhon Merbok a été lancée. Mais au bout de quelques heures, le cyclone est reparti, sans avoir fait de dégâts majeurs. Les écoles, les marchés financiers et les centres d'affaires ont rouvert dans la journée de mardi.

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100,000 evacuated as Typhoon Merbok lands in south China
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:40:00 +0200   khovar-en (en)

DUSHANBE, 13.06.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. Torrential rain continued Tuesday in Shenzhen after Typhoon Merbok made landfall in the city Monday night, and more than 100,000 people had been evacuated to safety by Tuesday morning, according to Xinhua. From Monday morning to Tuesday morning, the city....

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Le typhon "Merbok" frappe le sud de la Chine
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:47:00 +0200   itele (fr)

L'ouragan tropical " Merbok " a frappé mardi matin la province du Guandong, dans le sud de la Chine. Le deuxième typhon de l'année a provoqué des pluies torrentielles et des vents violents, mais Hong Kong n'a pas subi dommages importants. L'intensité de l'ouragan a commencé à faiblir à mesure qu'il....

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Typhoon Merbok lands in Shenzhen and continues to hit surrounding provinces
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:29:00 +0200   peopledaily (en)

On the evening of June 12, Typhoon Merbok landed on Dapeng Peninsula in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. The strongest winds reached speeds of 23 meters per second. Heavy rain is predicted to last until June 14. After hitting Guangdong, the typhoon will continue on to Fujian and Jiangxi provinces.

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Chine : 100.000 personnes évacuées à cause du typhon Merbok
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:17:00 +0200   french.china.org.cn (fr)

Des pluies torrentielles ont continué de s'abattre mardi sur la ville de Shenzhen après que le typhon Merbok a touché terre dans la ville lundi soir, forçant l'évacuation de plus de 100.000 personnes, selon un bilan établi mardi matin. De lundi matin à mardi matin, la ville de Shenzhen a enregistré....

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Chine : 100.000 personnes évacuées à cause du typhon Merbok
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:16:00 +0200   french-news (fr)

SHENZHEN, 13 juin (Xinhua) -- Des pluies torrentielles ont continué de s'abattre mardi sur la ville de Shenzhen après que le typhon Merbok a touché terre dans la ville lundi soir, forçant l'évacuation de plus de 100.000 personnes, selon un bilan établi mardi matin.

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Typhoon Merbok slashes its way into S. China
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:59:00 +0200   4-traders (en)

Guangdong province is taking preventive measures to minimize losses from a looming typhoon. The eye of Typhoon Merbok , this year's second but the first to hit China , was above the South China Sea some 90 kilometers south of Shenzhen at 6 pm on Monday , according to the National Meteorological Center.

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100,000 evacuated as Typhoon Merbok lands in south China
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:41:00 +0200   peopledaily (en)

SHENZHEN, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Torrential rain continued Tuesday in Shenzhen after Typhoon Merbok made landfall in the city Monday night, and more than 100,000 people had been evacuated to safety by Tuesday morning. From Monday morning to Tuesday morning, the city reported average precipitation of 81....

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100,000 evacuated as Typhoon Merbok lands in south China
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:31:00 +0200   china (en)

Torrential rain continued Tuesday in Shenzhen after Typhoon Merbok made landfall in the city Monday night, and more than 100,000 people had been evacuated to safety by Tuesday morning. From Monday morning to Tuesday morning, the city reported average precipitation of 81 mm, with 219 mm reported in....

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Typhoon Merbok makes landfall in Shenzhen
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:31:00 +0200   sinacom-en (en)

A billboard saying a seaside park closed due to Typhoon Merbok is seen in Shenzhen, south China 's Guangdong Province, June 12, 2017. Typhoon Merbok, the second typhoon of the year, made landfall in Shenzhen at around 11 p.m. Monday, according to the National Meteorological Center.

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Typhoon Merbok makes landfall in Shenzhen
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:12:00 +0200   xinhuanet_en (en)

A billboard saying a seaside park closed due to Typhoon Merbok is seen in Shenzhen, south China 's Guangdong Province, June 12, 2017. Typhoon Merbok, the second typhoon of the year, made landfall in Shenzhen at around 11 p.m. Monday, according to the National Meteorological Center.

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100,000 evacuated as Typhoon Merbok lands in south China
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:12:00 +0200   xinhuanet_en (en)

SHENZHEN, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Torrential rain continued Tuesday in Shenzhen after Typhoon Merbok made landfall in the city Monday night, and more than 100,000 people had been evacuated to safety by Tuesday morning. From Monday morning to Tuesday morning, the city reported average precipitation of 81....

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Flooding in Hong Kong as Merbok triggers heavy rain
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:41:00 +0200   asiatimes (en)

Floods, fallen trees and landslides were reported in different parts of Hong Kong on Tuesday morning after Tropical Storm Merbok lashed the city overnight and heavy rain continued in its wake. The downpour persisted into the morning, forcing the closure of kindergartens, special schools and afternoon classes.

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