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  • scanhorse
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    Thunderstorm forces flights to change course

    NANNING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- A sudden thunderstorm swept Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Thursday afternoon, forcing 16 flights bound for a local airport to change course.

    Authorities with Nanning Wuxu International Airport said 16 fights that departed from various cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, had to divert to airports in some other cities of Guangxi.

    A total of 1,607 departing passengers were stranded at Wuxi International Airport, according to airport authorities.

    The weather improved around 9 p.m. and the airport gradually resumed operations.

    http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90882/7904956.html

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  • scanhorse
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    Typhoon forces millions to evacuate Shanghai, Eastern China

    SHANGHAI – Typhoon Haikui ploughed into China’s eastern coast on Wednesday morning, knocking down buildings, cutting off power, disrupting train and airline services and forcing authorities to relocate millions of people.

    The winds were at "severe typhoon" strength when Haikui made landfall in the province of Zhejiang, about 225 kilometers south of Shanghai, according to the China Meteorological Administration. Haikui later weakened into a tropical storm as it moved inland.

    It is the third typhoon in a week to hit China’s eastern coast, forcing authorities to evacuate 374,000 people from Shanghai and 250,000 from the Zhejiang area, the China Daily reports.

    The official Xinhua news agency estimates that a total 1.5 million people had to be moved from the typhoon’s path.

    http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1...Shanghai-Easte

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  • Nearly 2 mill. people evacuated as Typhoon Haikui hits China

    Aug 8 (Reuters) - Typhoon Haikui struck China on Wednesday, packing winds of up to 110 km per hour (68 mph), prompting officials to evacuate nearly 2 million people and grounding hundreds of flights to and from Shanghai and other cities.
    More than 1.5 million people in the eastern province of Zhejiang and 252,000 residents of outlying parts of Shanghai were evacuated after ...............

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...teNews&rpc=401
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