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The arrival of typhoon ‘Hagupit’ on China’s east coast forces 380,000 people to be evacuated

August 4, 2020

Authorities in east China’s Zhejiang province have evacuated more than 380,000 people due to the arrival of typhoon ‘Hagupit’, according to CCTV, the state television broadcaster.

The main evacuations took place in the Wenzhou districts, which displaced 200,000 people, and in Taizhou, where another 118,000 were forced to leave their homes.

The government has alerted around 12,000 fishing vessels operating near the “dangerous typhoon” and has advised seafarers to return to their homes.

The arrival of typhoon ‘Hagupit’ on China’s east coast forces 380,000 people to be evacuatedThe arrival of typhoon ‘Hagupit’ on China’s east coast forces 380,000 people to be evacuated

The typhoon has already caused a power outage in more than 530,000 households. It is the fourth typhoon in China this year and is forecast to move north as the country weakens.

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