Latest Typhoon Matsa Stories

2005-09-11 05:36:19

By Nick Macfie BEIJING (Reuters) - A typhoon made a direct hit on a sprawling city in prosperous eastern China on Sunday after nearly a million villagers and farmers had been evacuated from flimsy coastal and hillside huts to safety.

2005-09-11 02:56:50

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has evacuated hundreds of thousands of people living in the path of a typhoon which was forecast on Sunday to lash the east coast as it heads toward Shanghai, state media said.

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.

2005-09-04 04:57:22

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's eastern province of Zhejiang is bracing for more storms triggered by typhoon Nabi after another tropical storm battered the area and killed at least 56 people, state media said on Sunday.

2005-08-13 04:34:19

BEIJING (Reuters) - A tropical storm swept ashore in southern China on Saturday bringing heavy rain a week after a typhoon tore up the east coast killing three people and causing havoc.

2005-08-11 12:55:32

Heavy rainfall and flooding from Typhoon Matsa killed at least 12 people and caused millions of euros worth of damage in China. In Matsa's aftermath, unique data from ESA's ERS-2 spacecraft reveal the interior wind fields powering it at its height.

2005-08-07 03:49:10

BEIJING (Reuters) - Typhoon Matsa has weakened to a tropical storm as it has plowed north up China's coast, but eastern provinces are still bracing for torrential rains and possible floods, domestic media said on Sunday.

2005-08-06 04:05:14

BEIJING (Reuters) - Typhoon Matsa battered China's eastern coast with strong winds and heavy rain on Saturday morning, killing one and forcing more than a million people from their homes, state media reported.

2005-08-05 23:29:32

BEIJING (Reuters) - Officials evacuated over 1.24 million people from the country's eastern coast after Typhoon Matsa began lashing the mainland with strong winds and heavy rain early on Saturday morning, state media reported.

2005-08-04 19:54:00

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Typhoon Matsa lashed northern Taiwan on Friday with torrential rain and strong winds, forcing schools, government offices and financial markets in capital Taipei to shut.

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