Typhoon Chan-Hom: Typhoon Slams China

Published: July 13, 2015

Typhoon Chan-Hom: Typhoon Slams China, Typhoon Chan-hom made landfall in Shanghai after making its way through Okinawa island, Japan.

Chan-hom hit the island with winds upward of 110mph before continuing its trajectory. Ahead of its arrival on the Chinese coast on Saturday, 1.1 million people were forced to leave their homes and hundreds of flights had to be canceled.

The typhoon is said to be the strongest to hit China since 1949. More than 400 millimetres of rain fell in parts of the region. The rain also forced hundreds of trains to be canceled through Sunday.

In Japan, at least 20 people reported injuries after the storm. Philippines and Taiwan were also affected.

The typhoon was downgraded to a tropical storm on Sunday and is tracking north-east towards Korea, where it will bring heavy rain and gusty winds on Monday.

Take a look at some of the pictures that show the power of Typhoon Chan-hom.


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