Typhoon Jangmi lashes
Storm kills two, injures more than 30; roars toward eastern China
The Associated Press,
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Typhoon Jangmi roared toward eastern China on Monday after lashing Taiwan with torrential rains and powerful winds that killed two people and injured more than 30.
Jangmi the fourth and most powerful typhoon to hit the island this year made landfall in Ilan county in northeastern Taiwan at mid-afternoon Sunday, the Central Weather Bureau said.
Jangmi was downgraded to a tropical storm early Monday as it moved north toward seas off eastern
Power was cut to 86,000 households as the area was hit by gusts of up to 140 mph, the highest level the bureau's equipment can measure, the weather bureau said.
The strong winds overturned a bus on a highway near the northeastern city of
Outer bands of the storm continued to dump heavy rains in central and southern
Officials said groups of Chinese tourists were turned away from Alishan, a favorite sightseeing spot for the mainlanders.
ETTV Cable News showed rampaging waters overflowing the banks of a main river in Nantou county in central
An 82-year-old man was killed when he fell into a flooded rice paddy and an 18-year-old girl was killed by a fallen electric wire in central
Authorities evacuated more than 3,000 villagers from landslide-prone areas and closed 34 bridges on overflowing rivers, the center said.
Typhoons frequently hit
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