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China : Typhoon : 2006/08/10
GLIDE: TC-2006-000118-CHN  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2006/08/10
Country
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District
China
Name Typhoon
Outline The strongest typhoon to strike China for half a century has killed at least 30 people and many others were missing, the official Xinhua news agency said as the storm weakened and moved inland.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Report/Articles
  • BBC News 2006/08/14
    At least 214 people are now reported to have died as a result of Typhoon Saomai, which struck south-east China last week.
  • China Daily Website 2006/08/14
    The reported death toll in China from Typhoon Saomai jumped to at least 214, after authorities in southeastern Fujian province said the number of fatalities there had increased to 125.
  • China Daily Website 2006/08/13
    134 killed by Saomai, 163 missing
  • CNN.com 2006/08/13
    China\'s death toll from Typhoon Saomai rose Sunday to 134, with 163 people missing, as authorities said some victims were evacuees who died when buildings used as shelters collapsed in the strongest storm to hit China in more than five decades.
  • BBC News 2006/08/13
    The death toll from China's most powerful storm in 50 years has risen to 134, with another 163 people missing.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2006/08/11
    The strongest typhoon to strike China for half a century killed at least 83 people, dozens of them villagers who had taken shelter in a concrete house that collapsed.
  • CNN.co.jp 2006/08/11, CNN.com 2006/08/11
    The strongest typhoon to strike China in half a century killed at least 83 people and left many others missing, the official Xinhua news agency said on August 11.
  • BBC News 2006/08/11
    At least 83 people are now known to have died in south-eastern China, as a result of Typhoon Saomai.
    Official media said that more than 7,000 houses had been destroyed in the storm.
Geographycal Data Information
  • Digital Typhoon "SAOMAI"
    Digital Typhoon: Single Sequence View (Typhoon 200608 / SAOMAI)
    Birth 2006-08-05 12:00:00 UTC
    Minimum Pressure 925 (hPa)
    Maximum Wind 95 (knots)