October 23rd, 2010
11:11 AM ET

Hundreds of thousands flee as typhoon hits China

Typhoon Megi hit China on Saturday, sending hundreds of thousands fleeing as it made landfall in the southeastern province of Fujian, state media reported.

About 270,000 people have been evacuated, Xinhua news agency said.

The 13th typhoon to hit China this year made landfall in Zhangzhou city. It forced the cancellation of ferry services and 79 flights in the coastal city of Xiamen, authorities said.

It is expected to lose strength as it heads inland, but will bring heavy rains to southeastern provinces.

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  1. Jim Brieske

    phil. You are so funny while describing the situation perfectly.
    jim

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