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2006-08-11 03:30:00

By Ben Blanchard CANGNAN, China (Reuters) - The strongest typhoon to hit China in half a century killed more than 100 people, dozens of whom had taken shelter in a house that collapsed, Xinhua news agency said on Friday, and the toll appeared likely to rise. Typhoon Saomai tore into Cangnan county in the eastern province of Zhejiang on Thursday after authorities moved more than 1 million people in the densely populated commercial province to safety. By Friday noon, 104 people were confirmed...

2006-08-10 17:48:00

By Ben Blanchard NINGDE, China (Reuters) - The strongest typhoon to strike China for half a century killed at least 28 people, with three others missing, the official Xinhua news agency said early on Friday. Typhoon Saomai struck Cangnan County in eastern China's Zhejiang province on Thursday, with province authorities relocating 1 million people as the densely populated commercial region braced for the lashing winds and rains, Xinhua said. Earlier, Xinhua reported that 1,000 houses...

2006-08-10 12:48:19

By Ben Blanchard NINGDE, China (Reuters) - A "super typhoon," the strongest to hit China in half a century, slammed into the coast on Thursday killing at least two people, injuring more than 80 and forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes. Typhoon Saomai, one of three storms to hit East Asia in the past few days, made landfall in the southeastern province of Zhejiang, hitting Cangnan county just after a state of emergency was declared, the state-run Xinhua news agency said. It...

2006-08-10 08:50:00

By Nir Elias LUOYUAN, China (Reuters) - Super Typhoon Saomai, the strongest to threaten China in over 50 years, slammed into the southeast coast on Thursday killing at least two people, injuring over 80 and forcing more than 1.5 million from their homes. Saomai, one of three storms to hit East Asia in the past few days, made landfall in Zhejiang province at 0925 GMT, hitting Cangnan county just after officials there declared a state of emergency, Xinhua news agency said. It has battered down...

2005-10-02 01:12:09

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Typhoon Longwang headed for China after swirling through Taiwan on Sunday, injuring at least 34 people. As the storm approached, more than 200,000 people were evacuated from boats to land in China's eastern province of Fujian, state media said. Most of those injured in Taiwan suffered cuts from broken glass, while strong winds lifted roofs off four homes and a university dormitory in the east coast mountain city of Hualien, disaster response officials at Taiwan's...

2005-10-01 20:28:43

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Typhoon Longwang lashed Taiwan on Sunday, enveloping the island with driving winds and rain as it churned toward China. At least 34 people were injured, most from broken glass, while strong winds lifted roofs off four homes and a university dormitory in the east coast mountain city of Hualien, disaster response officials at Taiwan's National Fire Administration said. The eye of the storm was almost directly over the center of the island by 0000 GMT as the storm...

2005-09-11 01:27:53

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has evacuated hundreds of thousands of people living in the path of a typhoon which was forecast to lash the eastern province of Zhejiang later on Sunday, state media said. Typhoon Khanun, which skirted the island of Taiwan on Saturday without causing any casualties or significant damage, would be the 15th this year to hit the mainland, unleashing its full force between coastal Cangnan and Dinghai counties, Xinhua news agency said. "More than 305,000...

2005-09-01 04:32:27

BEIJING (Reuters) - Typhoon Talim swept into southern China on Thursday after killing two people in Taiwan and injuring 39 as the island shut businesses, schools and financial markets to ride out the storm. Talim cut power lines, toppled billboards and tore up trees, while heavy rain led to flooding in some towns in central Taiwan. The number of households in Taiwan without power was as high as 1.48 million at one point, but electricity had since been restored to about half,...

2005-09-01 01:22:24

By Michael Kramer TAIPEI (Reuters) - Typhoon Talim churned toward south China after sweeping through Taiwan on Thursday, killing one person and injuring 24 as the island shut businesses, schools and financial markets to ride out the storm. The strong winds toppled billboards, broke windows and knocked motorcyclists off their bikes, while heavy rain led to flooding in some towns in central Taiwan. The storm's eye was about two-thirds of the way across the narrow Taiwan Strait by 0500...

2005-08-31 21:15:57

By Michael Kramer TAIPEI (Reuters) - A typhoon swept across Taiwan on Thursday after killing at least one person and injuring 24 as it toppled billboards, broke windows and knocked motorcyclists off their bikes. Schools, businesses, government offices and financial markets all closed as the eye of Typhoon Talim churned across the top of the island and headed for southwest China near the city of Fuzhou, Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau said. The storm was in the Taiwan Strait about 60...


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