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East coast braced for Talim

Armed police officers help a fisherman tie up his boat at a port in Fuzhou in southeast China’s Fujian Province yesterday as residents prepared for the arrival of Typhoon Talim. More than 200,000 people in Fujian and Zhejiang provinces have been evacuated. Talim is expected to make landfall tonight along Zhejiang’s northern coast as a strong typhoon, packing gusts of up to 48 meters per second. It could also strengthen into a super typhoon with winds of 52 meters per second. Shanghai will escape the worst, however, as the storm has changed direction. Taiwan issued a warning to ships and airlines canceled some flights yesterday as the island braced for the typhoon’s arrival. It was expected to hit cities in the north, including Taipei, before hurtling toward China’s mainland, potentially as a super typhoon. Talim was expected to gain in strength as it sweeps toward the island’s northern cities. — Xinhua

Armed police officers help a fisherman tie up his boat at a port in Fuzhou in southeast China’s Fujian Province yesterday as residents prepared for the arrival of Typhoon Talim. More than 200,000 people in Fujian and Zhejiang provinces have been evacuated. Talim is expected to make landfall tonight along Zhejiang’s northern coast as a strong typhoon, packing gusts of up to 48 meters per second. It could also strengthen into a super typhoon with winds of 52 meters per second. Shanghai will escape the worst, however, as the storm has changed direction. Taiwan issued a warning to ships and airlines canceled some flights yesterday as the island braced for the typhoon’s arrival. It was expected to hit cities in the north, including Taipei, before hurtling toward China’s mainland, potentially as a super typhoon. Talim was expected to gain in strength as it sweeps toward the island’s northern cities. — Xinhua

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