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Typhoons leave eastern coastline battered

By Shi Xiaofeng in Hangzhou and Zheng Jinran in Beijing | China Daily | Updated: 2016-09-19 09:48

Following the stormy Mid-Autumn Festival, residents in China's eastern coastal regions witnessed a severe typhoon on Sunday that brought high tides, heavy rain and wind gusts that battered the coastline and caused heavy damage.

Typhoon Malakas, the 16th major storm of the season, followed Typhoon Meranti, which was the world's strongest typhoon of the year. And East China's Zhejiang province bore the brunt. The storm began to weaken in the East China Sea as it turned northeastward on Sunday afternoon, the China Meteorological Observatory said.

Qiantang River's renowned annual tidal bore, which is caused by the gravitational pull of the moon during autumn, has been driven higher due to the typhoons, reaching 2.1 meters on Sunday afternoon in Haining city, Zhejiang province. That is 0.5 meters higher than forecast, said Xing Yun, head of the information department of the river's administration bureau.

Typhoons leave eastern coastline battered

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