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Typhoon Haitang lands in east China's Fujian

(Xinhua)    11:20, July 31, 2017

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FUZHOU, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Haitang, the 10th typhoon this year, landed at 2:50 a.m. Monday in Fuqing City in east China's Fujian Province.

Packing wind with a maximum speed of 18 meters per second, the tropical cyclone followed typhoon Nesat, the ninth this year, which landed in the same city at 6 a.m. Sunday, according to the provincial meteorological observatory.

Typhoon Haitang made landfall at 4:40 p.m. Sunday in Pingtung on the island of Taiwan.

The two typhoons brought heavy rainstorms to the province, with rainfall exceeding 50 mm in 64 counties, cities or districts over the past 24 hours as of 6 a.m. Monday.

Maximum rainfall reached 172.4 mm at Yunshan Village of Yongtai County, said the provincial flood control and disaster relief headquarters in a statement.

As of 5 p.m. Sunday, 216,000 people had been evacuated across the province, said the statement.

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