Sunday, August 09, 2015

Typhoon Soudelor kills 9 in E China

 Typhoon Soudelor, the 13th this year, has left 9 people dead and another 3 missing in Wenzhou City in east China's Zhejiang Province, the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters said on Sunday.

Heavy downpours have caused mudslides and cave-ins in the city's rural areas, and several houses collapsed on Saturday night.

According to officials with the headquarters, the dead and missing people may have been washed away by floods or buried under the collapsed houses.

After pounding Taiwan and leaving six people dead, Soudelor landed in the Chinese mainland Saturday night in Fujian Province and moved from there to neighboring Zhejiang and Jiangxi provinces.

In Wencheng county, under the jurisdiction of Wenzhou, precipitation within 24 hours hit 645 mm, the heaviest in a hundred years, officials said.

A total of 221,900 people were affected in Wenzhou, with a direct economic loss of 248 million yuan.

Zhejiang Province issued an orange alert for rainstorms earlier Sunday...

  http://www.china.org.cn/environment/2015-08/09/content_36259879.htm
9/8/15
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