Weakened Soudelor Leaves 14 Dead in China, Taiwan

Rescue workers walk on a flooded street at a town hit by Typhoon Soudelor in Ningde, Fujian province, China, Aug. 9, 2015.
Rescue workers walk on a flooded street at a town hit by Typhoon Soudelor in Ningde, Fujian province, China, Aug. 9, 2015.

VOA News,August 10, 2015

Heavy rain continued Sunday in southeastern China where the remnants of Typhoon Soudelor moved further inland leaving flooding and at least 14 people dead.

The system, which was downgraded to a tropical storm, hit China's Fujian and Zhejiang provinces the hardest, killing eight people there while triggering mudslides.

It knocked out power to more than a million people, and authorities said 250,000 were evacuated from their homes.

On Saturday, the storm swept across Taiwan with winds of up to 160 kilometers per hour, leaving 3 million households without power and littering roads with uprooted trees. Some were still waiting for power to return Sunday.

An 8-year-old girl, her mother and twin sister were among the dead or missing after being swept out to sea along the country's east coast.

Soldiers and rescue crews with search dogs worked through mud and debris Sunday to begin recovery efforts following the storm.

Though the typhoon weakened before reaching land, forecasters said it was at one point the strongest typhoon so far this year.

台风苏迪罗减弱 入闽浙后又致8人死亡

美国之音,2015年8月10日

星期天台风苏迪罗向中国内陆移动,东南地区继续暴雨狂泻,洪水泛滥,已造成至少14人死亡。

这场台风已经减弱为热带风暴,对福建和浙江影响最剧烈,致使8人丧生,并引发泥石流。上百万人失去供电。当局表示,25万人从家中疏散。

星期六,台风横扫台湾。风速高达每小时160公里,致使3百万住户无电可用,随处可见连根拔起的树木横在路面。

一名8岁女童和母亲以及她的孪生姐妹在台湾东海岸被台风卷到海里,目前生死不明。

星期天,军人和救援队带着搜索犬在泥土和瓦砾中搜救,开始重建工作。

尽管台风在登陆前已经减弱,天气预报称,苏迪罗一度成为今年风力最强的台风。