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Old 08-09-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
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Post 1 Million Evacuated as Typhoon Hits China

1 Million Evacuated as Typhoon Hits China

By GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 2 mins ago

BEIJING – A typhoon slammed into China's east coast Sunday, flooding entire villages, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of nearly a million residents, after lashing Taiwan with torrential rains that caused the island's worst flooding in 50 years.

Rescuers on rubber dinghies, wearing life jackets and crash helmets, helped stranded villagers in hard-hit areas of China, while officials elsewhere cycled through floodwaters to deliver food to residents trapped in their homes.

Only rooftops and the highest tree branches were visible above the murky brown water that engulfed part of China's southern Cangnan county. Homes were destroyed and at least one child died after a house collapsed on him in heavy rain in Zhejiang province.

Continues with Videos and Slideshow: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090809/.../as_asia_storm

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