Saturday, Oct 22nd

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News International Typhoon Usagi kills 25 in China; 800,000 moved to safety

Typhoon Usagi kills 25 in China; 800,000 moved to safety

E-mail Print PDF

Typhoon UsagiA powerful storm hit Hong Kong and the southern China coast on Monday blowing cars off roads, crippling power lines, causing flooding and killing at least 25 people.

Typhoon Usagi, the strongest storm to hit the western Pacific this year, began pounding southern China late Sunday. More than 370 flights were canceled, and financial markets closed for at least part of the morning. Shipping and train lines were also shut down before Usagi weakened to a tropical depression over the southern Chinese province of Guangdong on Monday.

On Sunday, China's National Meteorological Center issued its highest alert, with more than 80,000 people moved to safety in Fujian province and authorities deploying at least 50,000 disaster-relief workers, state news agency Xinhua reported.

China said 25 deaths occurred in Guangdong, where the typhoon made landfall late Sunday near Shanwei with sustained winds of 109 miles per hour, a city  record.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Gunfire, blasts as ISIL attacks Kirkuk amid Mosul push

ISIL attacks KirkukISIL fighters have attacked multiple targets in and around the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, in a...

Inside Iraq's Mosul: 'We fear for our lives'

Mozul inhabitants fear for their livesFamilies inside Iraq's Mosul say they are living in fear and desperation as the military operation...

U.S. service member killed in northern Iraq

Us sservice member killed in IraqA U.S. service member has been killed by a bomb in northern Iraq, the Pentagon said...

Philippine President Duterte announces separation from U.S.

Philippine president Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared Thursday that he’s breaking from the United States, saying that he...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!