Typhoon Nuri Sweeps into China

has crashed into China’s southern shore, killing three people and shutting down Hong Kong. From Al Jazeera:

Nuri made landfall in the southern province of Guangdong in the late evening and was downgraded to a severe tropical storm.

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from coastal areas and fishing boats called back to port.

Torrential rain is expected over the weekend as Nuri moves northwest along the Guangdong coastline ebbing towards Macau where flights and ferries have also been cancelled.

Also see this report from the Financial Times.

And here’s some video of trees swinging shot from someone’s apartment window.

August 22, 2008 7:59 PM
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