China evacuates 200,000 as typhoon hits east coast

Summer is China’s typhoon season, although casualties have been minimised in recent years by early government planning and evacuations. — China Daily via Reuters pic
Summer is China’s typhoon season, although casualties have been minimised in recent years by early government planning and evacuations. — China Daily via Reuters pic

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BEIJING, Aug 13 — China evacuated more than 200,000 people as a typhoon made landfall on its eastern coast late yesterday, state media said.

Typhoon Yagi hit Zhejiang province shortly before midnight, bringing winds of up to 102 kph, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the provincial flood control headquarters.

A total of 204,949 people in 10 cities, including Taizhou, Zhoushan, and Wenzhou, have been evacuated and almost 21,000 fishing boats called back to port, it said.

The storm will also bring heavy rain and will gradually weaken as it moves slowly inland to the northwest, Xinhua said.

Summer is China’s typhoon season, although casualties have been minimised in recent years by early government planning and evacuations from potential danger zones. — Reuters

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