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Typhoon Krosa hits Taiwan, halting air, sea traffic;
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 06 - 10 - 2007


Typhoon Krosa lashed Taiwan with
strong winds and heavy rains Saturday, cutting power to
nearly half a million homes and disrupting air and sea
traffic. Mainland China braced for the storm, REPORTED AP.
As of 4 p.m. (0800 GMT), Krosa was centered at sea about
30 kilometers (18 miles) southeast of Ilan in northeastern
Taiwan, with sustained winds of 184 kph (114 mph), the
Central Weather Bureau said.
The northern Taiwan port city of Keelung bore the
typhoon's brunt as a massive power cut blacked out 400,000
households, officials said.
TVBS Cable News showed wind gusts knocking over
motorcycles, but said the riders were unhurt.
The island's capital, Taipei, was eerily quiet with shops
and offices closed and residents staying home.
Officials said strong winds uprooted more than 200 trees
in the city, while knee-deep water flooded a residential
area in suburban Peitou.
Heavy rain triggered a landslide along a major eastern
Taiwan highway, the United Evening News reported.
About 2,000 households suffered power outages in northern
Miaoli County, where a raging river destroyed a village
bridge, officials said.
Cathay Pacific Airways canceled flights from Taipei to
Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea. Dragon Airlines also
canceled flights between Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Ferry services were halted between Taiwan, Green Island
and the island of Lanyu, and several domestic flights were
canceled, officials said.
The storm was expected to cross northern Taiwan as it
moved toward southern China. It was expected to bring
strong winds and heavy rain throughout Saturday and early
Sunday, the Central Weather Bureau said.
The Disaster Relief Center issued flash-flood alerts for
17 major rivers and cautioned local authorities to evacuate
landslide-prone areas.
Krosa is the Cambodian word for crane.
In the northern part of mainland China's Fujian province,
officials ordered tourists away from coastal islands and
seaside scenic spots by 6 p.m. (1000 GMT) Saturday.
Neighboring Zhejiang province had issued a similar order
late Friday, with 2,500 being evacuated from an island off
the city of Wenzhou, the Xinhua News Agency said.
Ferries, sightseeing boats and fishing vessels were also
ordered to head for safe harbors, the provincial
governments said in notices posted on their Web sites.
More than 138,000 people were relocated to safer ground
and 27,000 fishing boats were recalled to port in the two
provinces, the national flood control office said in a
notice on its Web site.
Krosa was forecast to strike southern Zhejiang and
northern Fujian late Sunday, the notices said.
China is nearing the end of a weeklong National Day
holiday, and the Zhejiang-Fujian coast is popular with
tourists. The area also frequently suffers the worst of
typhoons.
To make sure evacuations went smoothly, Zhejiang ordered
government officials who had been on holiday to return to
work. The national flood control office also ordered the
provinces to closely monitor Krosa.
Drivers taking part in the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix in
Shanghai, 300 kilometers (200 miles) to the north, were
also bracing for wet conditions for Saturday's qualifier
and Sunday's final.


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