posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 04:40 AM
Atleast 54 people have died from Typhoon Talim since it made landfall in China on Thursday. 40 people from Anhui province and 14 from Wenzhou provice
lost their lives in heavy winds and flooding. 400,000 people were affected by the storm which has caused an estimated $877m worth of damage. An
additional one million people were evacuated from Zhejiang and Fujian provinces.
At least 54 people have died in China because of flooding and landslides triggered by Typhoon Talim.
About 40 died in the province of Anhui when Talim made landfall on Thursday, and 14 died in the city of Wenzhou, China's Xinhua news agency
Some 400,000 people were affected by the storm, which caused an estimated $877m (£476m) worth of damage.
The weakening storm hit China on Thursday after killing two people and injuring dozens in Taiwan.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
You hear about these disasters befalling China and Asia every summer. Will we view them any more different in light of Katrina?
Typhoons, hurricanes and cyclones are more powerful than any weapon we have at our disposal. They are more powerful than any weapon of mass
destruction we have devised. Therefore the mitigation of the fallout from such disasters should be one of the highest, if not the highest, priority of
the countries prone to them.
My thoughts go out to the Chinese people affected by Talim and I hope that Typhoon Nabi, which is Katrina-sized and due to hit Japan tonight, will not
damage them badly.
We're all in this together.
[edit on 4/9/05 by subz]
[edit on 10-9-2005 by DJDOHBOY]