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China: Typhoon: 2006/05/18 Country Information on DRR

Period 2006/05/18
Country or District China
Event Type Typhoon
Outline At least eight people have died after a powerful typhoon swept into southern China, knocking out power and flooding roads and homes.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters AlertNet 2006/05/19
A typhoon that battered south and east China killed 23 people and left four missing, state media said on Friday. Typhoon Chanchu, the strongest typhoon on record to enter the South China Sea in May, the start of the typhoon season, left a trail of destruction through several countries, killing at least 37 people in the Philippines last weekend

BBC NEWS 2005/05/18
Two children were among the dead, as Typhoon Chanchu pounded the coast after making landfall between Guangdong and Fujian provinces. More than 900,000 people have been moved out of the path of the storm, Xinhua news agency said.


Reuters AlertNet 2006/05/17
Visitors take photos with their mobile phones as strong waves whip a bridge in Zhuhai