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East China Braces For Typhoon Landfall

HANGZHOU, China, Aug. 6 (UPI) — The southeastern Chinese province of Zhejiang was in a state of emergency Saturday as Typhoon Muifa approached from the south, state media reported.

The storm has sustained winds of 75 mph with gusts up to 90 mph and was forecast to bring high winds, rain and tidal havoc to the coast Saturday night, China’sofficial Xinhua news agency said.

More than 200,000 people were evacuated from the city of Hangzhou and some 5,000 fishing vessels were called back to port, the report said.

The provincial governor ordered the region’s many chemical companies and the nuclear power plant in Qinshan to implement emergency safety measures before the typhoon approached, Xinhua said.

The National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center issued a warning that the typhoon could bring 40-foot waves to the East China Sea.

Officials warned the storm’s backwash of heavy rains and associated flooding could linger over the southeast for as long as 10 days, the report said.

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