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Approaching typhoon brings rainstorm, affects traffic in E China

(Xinhua)    14:07, July 11, 2015

HANGZHOU, July 11 -- The approaching Typhoon Chan-Hom has brought gales and rainstorms to Zhejiang Province, east China, forcing hundreds of flights to be canceled and highways to be closed, local authorities said Saturday.

As of Saturday morning, nine counties had recorded more than 100 mm of rain of since Friday. Lai'ao Village in Sanmen County reported a record 404 mm of rainfall, according to the provincial flood control and drought prevention headquarters.

More than 600 flights were canceled on Saturday in the cities of Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wenzhou and Taizhou. More than 7,300 coaches and all passenger ships suspended services.

As of 8 a.m. Saturday, more than 960,000 people in the province had been evacuated and 29,641 ships had been recalled to port.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Kong Defang,Bianji)

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