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Typhoon Megi Slams Into Taiwan And Southeast China (photos)

South Australia belted by second storm in 24 hours with winds of up to 140km/h

Police direct traffic in the central business district of Adelaide after severe storms and thousands of lightning strikes knocked out power to the entire state of South Australia on Wednesday night. On Thursday night the state copped another belting. Photograph: Reuters

Police direct traffic in the central business district of Adelaide after severe storms and thousands of lightning strikes knocked out power to the entire state of South Australia on Wednesday night. On Thursday night the state copped another belting. Photograph: Reuters

South Australia has copped another belting with a destructive storm lashing the state just 24 hours after super cell thunderstorms knocked out the state’s entire power network.  The intense low pressure system raged across Adelaide and parts of South Australia late on Thursday. The storm packed winds of up to 140km/h, among the strongest the city has experienced, prompting an unprecedented warning from police for workers to head home early and stay home amid concerns emergency services might not be able to cope…

 

PHOTOS: Typhoon Megi Slams Into Taiwan And Southeast China

In the past two days, Typhoon Megi has pounded Taiwan and the coast of southeast China and forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate amid rising floodwaters.  At least four people died in Taiwan, as the storm blasted across the island en route to China, NPR’s Anthony Kuhn tells our Newscast unit. In mainland China, at least one person was killed when several buildings collapsed in Quanzhou, in Fujian province.  “Knee-high water flooded the streets of the provincial capital Fuzhou” in Fujian province, Anthony says, and “authorities evacuated around 120,000 people…

 

 

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