Saturday, July 11, 2015

China evacuates nearly a million as typhoon hits

Chinese authorities have evacuated more than 960,000 people and cancelled hundreds of flights as a typhoon with wind gusts of up to 200kmph hit the country's southeastern coast.
Typhoon Chan-hom struck mainland China on Saturday afternoon between the coastal cities of Ruian and Zhoushan, south of Shanghai, according to the country's national weather service. It said the typhoon might be the most powerful to hit China since 1949.                                
About 960,000 people were evacuated from coastal areas of Zhejiang province, the provincial Civil Affairs Bureau said. The provincial flood control bureau said 28,764 ships had been ordered back to port by late Friday.
All flights into and out of Zhoushan were cancelled and bus services and speedboat ferry services halted. 
Several area cities suspended inter-city bus services.
Chan-hom caused 20 injuries as it moved over islands in southern Japan, Kyodo news agency reported, citing the Okinawa prefecture government.
Earlier in the week, Typhoon Linfa displaced 56,000 people in southern China's Guangdong province

1 comment :

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