Fujian province in southeast China gets to grips with the trail of destruction wrought by typhoon Meranti. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
China tackles typhoon aftermath
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China’s southeastern Fujian province grappled with the aftermath of typhoon Meranti, described as the strongest storm of the year globally, on Friday (September 16), state media reported.
Typhoon Meranti slammed into southeastern China on Thursday (September 15) with strong winds and lashing rain that cut power to 1.65 million homes, leaving a trail of damage.
In Zhangping village, crops were destroyed by flooding brought on by the typhoon, state broadcaster CCTV said.
Residents in other parts of Fujian had to be evacuated from their homes on Thursday, footage from CCTV showed.
The typhoon has left one person dead and 51 injured, the official Xinhua news agency said, without providing details.
Meranti will continue to lose strength as it pushes inland and up toward China’s commercial capital of Shanghai, but will bring heavy rain.
One person died and 38 were injured in Taiwan, the Central Emergency Operation Centre there said, as the typhoon hit the southern part of the island on Wednesday (September 14) before heading towards the mainland.
Meranti was a Category 5 typhoon, the strongest classification awarded by Tropical Storm Risk storm tracker, before it made landfall on the mainland and has since been downgraded to Category 2.