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Typhoon Fitow Struck Southeastern China

Oct 8, 2013 14:47 IST

Fitow: The tropical cyclone- Southeastren China

Typhoon Fitow slammed into Southeastern China on 7 October 2013 with powerful winds and heavy rains.

The tropical cyclone  Fitow struck Fuding city of Fujian province with winds of up to 151 kilometers (94 miles) an hour. The typhoon also killed at least five people and impacted three million people.

More than half a million people had been evacuated and fishing boats were called back to shore and authorities issued a red alert.

The provincial flood relief agency in Zhejiang stated that 574000 people had been evacuated by 6 October 2013 evening and 35800 vessels returned to shore. Fujian's government stated 177000 people had been moved to safety and nearly 30000 fishing boats called back.

The typhoon cut power in towns and counties in Zhejiang province while high-speed rail services in the region were suspended. At least 27 flights out of Wenzhou airport in Zhejiang were canceled on 6 October 2013.

Typhoon Fitow came just weeks after Typhoon Usagi killed at least 25 people in southern Guangdong province. Typhoon Fitow named after a flower.

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Where: Southeastern China

What: Typhoon Fitow

When: 7 October 2013

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