Typhoon Trami affects 3.61 lakh people in China

Last Updated: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 11:09

Beijing: Typhoon Trami, the 12th typhoon hitting China this year, affected 3.61 lakh people in central Hunan Province, officials said.
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 3.61 lakh local residents and forcing 30,900 of them to evacuate, local government said.

Meanwhile, 13,350 hectares of crops were damaged and 150 houses were damaged. The heavy rains also pushed water in several local rivers above the warning levels and forced some to discharge flood waters into large reservoirs, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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 yesterday.

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

PTI



First Published: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 11:09

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