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1.2 million people evacuated in east China coast as Typhoon Haikui approaches

1.2 million people evacuated in east China coast as Typhoon Haikui approaches

Bikes are blown down by strong wind caused by Typhoon Haikui in Ningbo ctiy, east Chinas Zhejiang province, 7 August 2012. Authorities on the east coast rushed to evacuate more than 1.2 million people on Tuesday (7 August 2012) as a powerful typhoon headed towards the commercial hub of Shanghai. The typhoon packed winds of up to 173km/h, the National Meteorological Centre said. The Zhejiang provincial observatory issued a red alert, the most severe on the four-tiered weather warning system. The storm, travelling at 10km/h, was expected to make landfall between Ningbo and Wenzhou in Zhejiang province late Tuesday night or early Wednesday.
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