China Evacuates Hundreds of Thousands Ahead of Typhoon
China Evacuates Hundreds of Thousands Ahead of Typhoon
Typhoon Chan-hom slams eastern China

Based on Reports Published between Sat Jul 11 06:41:13 2015 and Wed Jul 15 15:52:11 2015

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Information from Sat Jul 11 06:41:13 2015 :

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Typhoon Chan-hom hit the Chinese coast south of It said the typhoon might be the most powerful to hit China since the communist government took power in 1949.

Some 1.1 million people were evacuated from coastal areas of Zhejiang and more than 46,000 in neighboring Jiangsu province ahead of the storm, Xinhua said.

The provincial flood control bureau said 28,764 ships had been ordered back to port.

The country's railway service said more than 100 trains between the region's cities were canceled through Sunday. All flights into and out of Zhoushan were canceled and bus services and speedboat ferry services halted. Elsewhere in Zhejiang, 388 flights were canceled in Hangzhou, 34 in Ningbo and 37 in Wenzhou, according to the provincial government. Several area cities suspended inter-city bus services.

Earlier, Chan-hom caused 20 injuries as it moved over islands in southern Japan, Kyodo news agency reported, citing the Okinawa prefecture government. The storm also dumped rain on the northern Philippines and was expected to pass by Taiwan, where several flights were suspended. The stock market and public offices were closed Friday in Taipei, Taiwan's capital.

Earlier in the week, Typhoon Linfa displaced 56,000 people in southern China's Guangdong province. Chinese authorities have evacuated tens of thousands of people, canceled scores of trains and flights and shuttered seaside resorts as a super-typhoon with wind gusts up to 200 kilometers per hour (125 mph) heads toward the southeastern coast.

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Chinese authorities have evacuated tens of thousands of people, canceled scores of trains and flights and shuttered seaside resorts as a super-typhoon with wind gusts up to 200 kilometers per hour (125 mph) heads toward the southeastern coast.(Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT (The Associated Press) Chinese evacuees rest in a shelter facility ahead of the landfall Typhoon Chan-Hom in Leqing in eastern China's Zhejiang province Friday, July 10, 2015. Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT (The Associated Press) A woman walks along the seafront as strong waves break on shore ahead of the landfall of Typhoon Chan-Hom in Wenling in eastern China's Zhejiang province, on Friday, July 10, 2015.



Information from Sat Jul 11 12:41:43 2015 :
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It initially was deemed a super-typhoon but was downgraded at midday Saturday to a strong typhoon.

Chan-hom is the second major storm to hit China this week, after Typhoon Linfa forced 56,000 people from their homes in the southern province of Guangdong province.

The storm made landfall in Zhoushan, a city east of the port of Ningbo in Zhejiang province, dumping more than 100 millimeters (4 inches) of rain since late Friday, China Central Television and the Xinhua News Agency reported. Central Television reported. There was no word of injuries, but the broadcaster showed its reporter standing in knee-deep water in a flooded street.

Flights into and out of Zhoushan were canceled and bus services and speedboat ferry services halted.

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Information from Sat Jul 11 14:41:48 2015 :
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Heavy downpour was reported in some areas, including the village of Lai'ao, with more than 400 millimeters (16 inches) of rain, according to Xinhua. Buses and passenger ferries suspended service. on Saturday with winds of up to 160 kilometers (100 miles) per hour, forcing the evacuation of 1.1 million people and the cancellation of hundreds of flights.

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The typhoon pounded the Chinese coast south of Shanghai on Saturday with strong winds and heavy rainfall, submerging roads, felling trees and forcing the evacuation of people. Typhoon Chan-hom slammed ashore with winds of up to 160 kilometers (100 miles) per hours in Zhoushan, a city east of the port of Ningbo in Zhejiang province.

It has dumped more than 100 millimeters (4 inches) of rain since late Friday about a month's average in less than 24 hours, China Central Television and the Xinhua News Agency reported.



Information from Sun Jul 12 07:42:47 2015 :
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People look on as waves, under the influence of typhoon Chan-hom, hit the shore in Wenling, Zhejiang province, China. Photo: Reuters One of the most powerful typhoons to strike eastern China in decades disrupted air, rail and sea transport yesterday after forcing the evacuation of more than a million people from the provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu, state media reported. Typhoon Chan-Hom was packing winds of 162 kph as it hit the city of Zhoushan, slowing from an earlier speed of 173 kph.

In Shanghai, the commercial capital, all flights out of Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao Airport were cancelled because of the typhoon, state broadcaster CCTV said.

Authorities in Zhejiang said the province may face 281.45 million in economic losses, with agriculture the worst affected, sustaining Typhoons are common at this time of year in the South China Sea, picking up strength from warm waters before dissipating over land.

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Information from Sun Jul 12 18:43:40 2015 :
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Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT (The Associated Press) SEOUL, South Korea Tropical Storm Chan-hom is packing winds of up to 52 miles (85 kilometers) per hour. According to the U. S. military's Joint Typhoon Warning Center, it is centered over the Yellow Sea about 185 miles (297 kilometer) southwest of Seoul and is forecast to move across the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea late Sunday or early Monday. It is then expected to dissipate over North Korea.

Some 1.1 million were evacuated as a precaution.

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