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China Braces for Powerful Typhoon

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Forecasters say Typhoon Muifa will miss the major Chinese city of Shanghai, a reprieve for the city of 23 million people. The latest reports Saturday indicated that Shanghai would be spared the full force of typhoon Muifa’s high winds and torrential rains, though forecasters say the city will likely experience some effects from the storm. […]

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China Braces for Powerful Typhoon

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in China’s eastern Zhejiang province have evacuated more than 206,000 residents, as the area braces for a powerful typhoon. Forecasters say Typhoon Muifa, with winds up to 162 kilometers per hour, is expected to make landfall late Saturday or early Sunday near Shanghai. Authorities in that major commercial hub say the storm could be […]

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China’s East Coast Braces for Powerful Typhoon

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Residents of China’s eastern coast are bracing for one of the region’s most powerful typhoons in years. Typhoon Muifa, with winds up to 162 kilometers per hour, is expected to make landfall late Saturday or early Sunday near Shanghai. Authorities in that major commercial hub say the storm could be as powerful as Typhoon Matsa, […]

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China, Japan Brace as Super Typhoon Muifa Approaches

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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A super typhoon is barreling into the East China Sea toward Shanghai with winds up to 198 kilometers per hour at its core. Chinese authorities have begun ordering fishing boats back to shore, while Japanese officials have canceled flights in Okinawa, stranding hundreds of passengers. Late Thursday, Typhoon Muifa was positioned near the Ryukyu Islands, […]

Dozens Hurt as Powerful Typhoon Strikes Japan

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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One person is reported missing and dozens are injured after Typhoon Ma-on struck the southwestern Japanese island of Shikoku early Wednesday. Kyodo news says at least 47 people across 15 prefectures suffered injuries from Ma-on’s torrential rains and powerful winds, which reached at least 90 kilometers an hour. An 84-year-old man in Kochi prefecture was […]

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Typhoon Hits Japan’s Shikoku Island

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A powerful typhoon has reached Japan’s Shikoku Island and parts of the Kinki region in the western part of the country. The Japan Meteorological Agency says typhoon Ma-on was heading north Tuesday with strong winds of more than 90 kilometers per hour. The Kyodo news agency reports that the storm hit southern Shikoku early Wednesday […]

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