Typhoon Soudelor Hits Chinese Mainland After Pounding Taiwan

- VOA News,August 9, 2015

People look at waves as Typhoon Soudelor approaches China, in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, Aug. 8, 2015.
People look at waves as Typhoon Soudelor approaches China, in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, Aug. 8, 2015.

Typhoon Soudelor slammed the coast of southeast China on Saturday, leaving more than 1 million homes without power after killing at least six people in Taiwan. There were no immediate reports of mainland casualties or property damage.

Soudelor, later downgraded to a tropical storm, struck Putian, a city of nearly 450,000 residents, late Saturday.  Chinese news reports said 158,000 local residents had earlier been evacuated to safety, as the storm moved toward the coast at 20 kilometers per hour. The typhoon was also expected to disrupt rail and air services across wide swaths of the coast.

Earlier Saturday, the storm swept across Taiwan with maximum sustained winds of about 160 kilometers an hour, leaving 3 million households without power and littering roadways with uprooted trees.  More than 300 international and domestic flights were grounded. 

台风苏迪罗重创台湾之后袭击中国大陆

- 美国之音,2015年8月9日

台风苏迪罗星期六猛烈袭击了中国东南沿海地区,在台湾造成至少6人丧生之后,导致中国大陆1百多万家庭断电。目前还没有有关中国大陆人员伤亡或者财产损失的报告。

后来减弱为热带风暴的苏迪罗台风,星期六夜间袭击了拥有近45万人口的莆田市。中国的新闻报道说,有15万8千当地居民早前已经疏散到安全地带,与此同时,这场风暴减弱,以每小时20公里的时速登陆。预计这场台风将导致中国东南沿海广大地区的铁路和航空运输受到阻碍干扰。

星期六早些时候,这场风暴以最高大约每小时160公里的持续风速横扫台湾岛,导致3百万家庭停电,道路上到处是连根拔起的树木。有300多个国际和国内航班被取消。