Beijing, Sep 15: After sweeping southern Taiwan, the super Typhoon Meranti has slammed into China’s Fujian province by causing landfall in the early hours of Thursday near the major city of Xiamen.
At around 6 a.m., the winds abated. Streets in Xiamen city were scattered with glass shards and broken tree branches.Taiwan authorities said two people had been injured and power was cut to more than 500,000 homes, according to CNN.
The electricity supply was also disrupted in Xiamen’s outlying islands. As the typhoon was travelling inland, there are chances of more damage.While weaker, Meranti is still considered very dangerous — Chinese authorities have issued their highest warning for ocean waves, and the threat of flash floods, mudslides and damaging wind remains.
State-run media said emergency response measures are being taken in six provinces, including Shanghai. In Xiamen, strong winds caused breaking of windows, power cut and caused disruption to the water supply, state-run news agency Xinhua reports.
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