Typhoon Drenches South China After 643,000 Are Evacuated – Jim Yardley

From the New York Times:

Typhoon Kaemi came ashore on the southern China coast Tuesday afternoon, prompting the evacuation of more than 643,000 people in a region still recovering from an earlier storm that caused major flooding and left more than 600 people dead.

State news media reported that the struck the coast at 3:50 p.m. in Fujian Province before being downgraded to a tropical storm. It was expected to dump rain along the coast and gradually move inland toward Anhui Province. It was the fifth major storm to hit the Chinese coast during this summer’s typhoon season. [Full Text]


See a recent post about potential cover-up of flooding in China

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