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Coast provinces battered by Typhoon Khanun
By Shao Xiaoyi (China Daily)
Updated: 2005-09-12 05:35

"It is difficult to keep one's balance in the windy streets," Zhang told China Daily, adding that some streets were soaked in 1-metre-high floods and big trees and shop signboards were being blown over.

Having experienced several typhoons this year, villagers near coastal areas of Zhejiang Province said they were ready for the coming typhoon.

Huang Kewu, a villager in Haibin Village of Jinqing Township, said he had strengthened doors and sealed windows to prevent heavy rains and strong winds.

"I am safe on the second floor of my house, even though winds are howling and rains are pouring down outside," Huang told China Daily in a telephone interview yesterday. "I will stay at home, listening to the radio and watching TV programmes to follow the typhoon's movements."

The Taizhou education authorities issued an order to close all schools today.

Bus services to Taizhou and Wenzhou, the two worst-hit areas, were temporarily stopped, and several inter-provincial highways were shut down.

The typhoon forced Wenzhou International Airport to suspend most flights yesterday afternoon. Airports in Ningbo and Hangzhou were also affected.

According to experts with Zhejiang Provincial Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, this typhoon is possibly stronger than Matsa, the No 9 typhoon this year, which caused 2 deaths and a direct economic loss of 6.56 billion yuan (US$809 billion).
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