|Super Typhoon Usagi Hits South China, 25 Dead|
edisiindonesia,com- Super Typhoon Usagi killed at least 25 people after it hit Guangdong Province on Sunday, September 23, 2013, South China.
It is known that torrential rains and winds have blown cars off the road, crippling power lines and throwing the area's transportation system into chaos.
Typhoon Usagi, which meteorologists say was the world's most powerful storm in 2013, has hit the northeastern province of Guangdong with torrential rain and winds of up to 165 km/h.
This has prompted the highest level of alertness from the National Meteorological Center.
At least 25 people died in the province, officials say
He said that in an instant 13 deaths were reported in Shanwei City, of which 24 others were injured in accidents during the storm.
Schools and air, rail and shipping traffic remained temporarily closed in 14 cities in Guangdong, including the provincial capitals Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai, as well as neighboring Hong Kong and Macau.
The Power of a Devastating Hurricane
Usagi is Japanese for rabbit and this storm is also designated as a super typhoon after passing through the Philippines and Taiwan and then moving towards mainland China.
Despite its weakening strength, the storm's winds still reached speeds of 45 meters per second and arrived in Shanwei at 7:40 p.m. local time. Quoted from The Indian Express page, Sunday (23/9/2013).
Super Hurricane Usagi has devastated eastern Guangdong, with fallen trees, it has also cut water and electricity supplies in several counties in Shanwei, the Xinhua news agency reports.
As the rain stopped today, local residents were mobilized to help clear debris and tree branches on the highway to smooth traffic.
The provincial flood control headquarters said that the superstorm had in fact caused seawater encroachment in coastal areas, overflowing rivers and landslides in rural areas of the local area.
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