Typhoon Meranti made it to China after he attacked Taiwan, came to the shore early Thursday morning near Xiamen in Fujian province.
The morning light showed empty streets covered with fallen trees, and shattered Windows of surrounding office buildings. "I never nothing seen in my entire life," said 72-year-old MA Wenhua, who lives and works in Xiamen. The hurricane was strong enough to knock down trees, smash the window and push the big inflatable moon down the street. The moon was part of a display to celebrate the mid-autumn festival.
A powerful storm first struck the South of Taiwan, resulted in torrential rains and winds of up to 230 mph (370 kilometers per hour). One person was killed and 44 people were injured when the Typhoon struck the island, according to the press Secretary of the red cross. "Currently, Typhoon Meranti is far away from the main island of Taiwan, but so far our staff and volunteers in mobilization preparation,".
More than 900 thousand families lost their homes, confirmed by the press Secretary, and another 500 thousand having a problem with the water supply. Hundreds of thousands also waiting for repairs, she said. Heavy rains and flash floods and dangerous winds can occur over the next 48 hours. In Eastern China may experience landslides.
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