Last Updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Typhoon Fitow leaves 5 dead in China

At least five people have died, and four others have been missing as Typhoon Fitow hit east China's Zhejiang Province, Xinhua reported.

Two men died in Wenzhou city in Zhejiang province while three people died in the city of Ruian because of electric shocks.

Typhoon Fitow has affected over 3 million people in eight cities of Zhejiang, causing direct economic damage of 2.28 billion yuan, according to the provincial flood control office.

About 56 bullet trains and 20 flights have been cancelled in Fujian.

The National Meteorological Centre (NMC) has issued a red alert for Typhoon Fitow which is named after a flower from Micronesia.

Emergency officials have warned more rainfall from Fitow along with the approaching Typhoon Danas.

Typhoon Fitow, the 23rd typhoon to hit China this year, made landfall in Fujian on early Monday.

Photo below shows the frontier soldiers running as a storm surge hits the coastline in Wenling, Zhejiang province of China (REUTERS/China Daily).

Below are raw you tube videos of Typhoon Fitow from Associated Press and ABP News.

Original post: Natural Disasters List October 7, 2013