Typhoon Fitow affects 4.56 million people in E China
Updated: 2013-10-08 07:24
A cyclist wades through flood water in Hangzhou city, the capital of East China's Zhejiang province, Oct 7, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]
The 23rd typhoon hitting China this year landed in Shacheng Township of Fuding city at 1:15 am Monday, packing winds up to 151 km per hour.
About 4.35 million people in Zhejiang were affected with fallen houses and flooded grain. Two were killed by the storm. It affected about 210,000 people in neighboring Fujian, according to the headquarters.
The headquarters adjusted the emergency level from level two down to level three, but warned enhanced prevention efforts as Typhoon Fitow, along with the approaching Typhoon Danas, will continue to haunt the provinces with more rainstorms forecasted.
Five people were killed, and 4 others missing as Typhoon Fitow hit east China's Zhejiang Province, affecting more than three million people.
Ni Wenlin, 55, from Dongtou County, Wenzhou, died when a strong wind blew him off a hill late Sunday night, according to Wenzhou Flood-Control Headquarters. He was with five others on the way to rescue a fisherman from a nearby port. [Full story]
Typhoon Fitow continued to weaken as it moved westward across the mainland on Monday, after packing winds of more than 200 kilometers an hour, forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate and paralyzing transportation services.
The typhoon was downgraded to a tropical depression with its center located in Jian'ou, Fujian province, at about 9 am on Monday, moving southwest at a speed of 20 km per hour. [Full story]