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One million flee China typhoon

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posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 07:08 AM

Authorities have evacuated almost one million people living on China's
south-eastern coast ahead of the impending arrival of Typhoon Morakot.
Some 473,000 residents of Zhejiang province have been evacuated as well as 480,000 from Fujian, Xinhua reports.

More than 35,000 boats have been called to shore. Morakot dumped 2.5m of rain on Taiwan as it crossed the island. The flooding in Taiwan was the worst to hit some of the southern counties in half a century.


There's a video on the BBC site of a hotel falling over.

What with the Japan Earthquake today and Hurricane Felicia, things seem to be heating up out there, hope people can stay safe.

[edit on 9/8/09 by freemindmine]

posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 11:23 AM
A mudslide caused by Typhoon Morakot struck a village in Taiwan. 600 are missing...

Taiwan mudslide leaves up to 600 missing

one of the rescued villagers, Lin Chien-chung, told United Evening News that he believed at least 600 people were still buried in the mud.

Here is a video of the hotel.

posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 11:25 AM
Amazing that they can coordinate a million person evacuation and the USA can't evacuate more the 20,000 people without issues.


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