More than A Million People Evacuated for Transit Typhoon in China
More than A Million People Evacuated for Transit Typhoon in China. In the east of China, at least 13 people have already been killed by the passage of the typhoon Lekima. More than a million people were evacuated.
The storm also raged over Shanghai, but it had already lost a lot of power there. The tropical cyclone Lekima went ashore this morning in the eastern province of Zhejiang.
He not only brought wind speeds of up to 180 kilometres per hour and heavy rain but also caused landslides. At least 13 people died. Several others are missing.
More than a million people have been evacuated from the disaster area. Reception centres have been set up at various locations.
On the way north, the typhoon lost power. But it still causes heavy wind and rain, and the risk of flooding remains high.
In Shanghai, the largest city in China, various sights, museums and parks have closed. The passage of the typhoon paralyzes air and rail traffic. More than 1,000 flights were cancelled.