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Typhoon Meranti makes landfall near Xiamen city
   2016-09-15 12:38:56    CCTV      Web Editor: Wang Kun

Typhoon Meranti has made landfall near Xiamen city, southeast China¡¯s Fujian province, bringing strong storm, on September 15, 2016. [Photo: weibo.com]

Typhoon Meranti made landfall near Xiamen city, southeast China¡¯s Fujian Province on early Thursday morning, bringing strong storm. The local meteorological department issued a red alert on the typhoon soon after the landing. Nearby provinces and cities, including Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Anhui and Shanghai, are all expected to be hit by storm or heavy rainfall.

It cuts power lines in the city of Xiamen, causing blackouts over wide-spread areas, especially in the districts outside the urban island area, according to State Grid Xiamen Branch. The damage is still escalating.


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