China: Typhoon Megi

28
Sep

Typhoon Megi kills 5, injures over 600 in Taiwan and eastern China

More than 600 people were injured and five were killed after once-Typhoon Megi roared across Taiwan and eastern China.

Megi made landfall in central Fujian, near the city of Putian, early Wednesday morning local time. The system has since weakened to a tropical rainstorm.

Despite weakening, Megi will continue to pose risks to residents in eastern China by unleashing flooding downpours through late week.

While the risk of damaging winds has diminished, flooding rain will remain a concern. Mudslides can be triggered in the higher terrain.

More than 600 people were injured and five were killed after once-Typhoon Megi roared across Taiwan and eastern China.

Megi made landfall in central Fujian, near the city of Putian, early Wednesday morning local time. The system has since weakened to a tropical rainstorm.

Despite weakening, Megi will continue to pose risks to residents in eastern China by unleashing flooding downpours through late week.

While the risk of damaging winds has diminished, flooding rain will remain a concern. Mudslides can be triggered in the higher terrain.

The heaviest rain should bypass Shanghai to the north and west, but localized downpours will still occur.

Even where flooding does not ensue, downpours threaten to slow travel. Motorists will face reduced visibility and a heightened risk of vehicles hydroplaning when traveling at highway speeds.

 

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