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Typhoon SOUDELOR Leaves a Trail of Death in Taiwan, E China

Posted by feww on August 9, 2015

Deadly typhoon dumps up to 645mm of rain in E. China

After battering Taiwan, SOUDELOR slammed Fujian Province on Saturday night, affecting also the neighboring Jiangxi and Zhejiang provinces.

SOUDELOR killed at least 6 people in Taiwan, left others missing and more than 100 injured.

The typhoon dumped 645mm of rain in Wencheng county, the heaviest in a hundred years, said an official report.

“In the provincial capital of Fuzhou, much of the downtown area was waterlogged. More than 10,000 trees had fallen and traffic stalled on flooded streets.”

The storm forced three airports to close, with more than 530 flights canceled. Six expressways were closed due to flooding, and 191 high-speed trains were cancelled, said the report.

 

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