Typhoon Megi pounds China

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Typhoon Megi floods streets in Fuzhou and whips up the ocean along the coast. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Typhoon Megi pounds China

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Streets in China’s southeastern city of Fuzhou were flooded on Wednesday (September 28), hours after Typhoon Megi made landfall.

Megi, which has killed four people and injured more than 523 in Taiwan since roaring in from the Pacific, hit the nearby Quanzhou city at 4:40 a.m. local time (2040 GMT Tuesday, September 29).

Chinese authorities issued their third-highest severe weather warning in anticipation of the storm.

Schools were shut and dozens of flights were cancelled, state run Xinhua news agency reported, adding that 122,600 people in Quanzhou were evacuated as of 9 a.m. (0100 GMT) on Wednesday.

Fujian province’s 31,700 fishing boats have been recalled to port to avoid the high winds.

Typhoons are common at this time of year, picking up strength as they cross warm Pacific waters and bringing fierce winds and rain when they reach land.

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