Typhoon Trami affects 360,000 in central China

Updated: 2013-08-24 10:07


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CHANGSHA - Typhoon Trami, the 12th typhoon hitting China this year, affected 361,000 people in central China's Hunan province and of all, 30,900 were displaced, local authorities said Saturday.

The typhoon brought rainstorms mainly to the southeastern and eastern parts of Hunan, with a township in the city of Zixing receiving the largest rainfall of 281.6 mm, the provincial meteorological center said in a statement.

The rains wreaked havoc in 14 counties, cities and districts, affecting 361,000 local residents and forcing 30,900 of them to evacuate, the statement showed.

Meanwhile, 13,350 hectares of crops were damaged and 150 houses were toppled.

The heavy rains also pushed water in several local rivers above the warning levels and forced some to discharge flood waters into large reservoirs, it said.

The raining is forecast to wane considerably on Saturday as the ty phoon moves out of Hunan, it said.

Rainstorms brought by Typhoon Trami also have swept the southeastern coastal provinces of Zhejiang and Fujian, affecting 1.4 million people and forcing relocation of 351,000, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Friday.

Trami made landfall in Fuqing city, Fujian province early Thursday morning and weakened to a tropical depression in neighboring Jiangxi province.