Devastation as Typhoon Rammasun Ravages Chinese CoastPosted: 07/20/2014 4:22 pm
Super typhoon Rammasun, the strongest typhoon to make landfall in mainland China since Typhoon Nora of 1973, has killed one person, caused the disappearance of four others, and has incurred an estimated RMB 2.8 billion in damages, reports Sina.
Ever since touching down in the province of Hainan Friday afternoon with wind speeds reaching 155 miles per hour, Rammasun has caused extensive damage throughout mainland China.
Rammasun has caused disasters in the cities of Zhanjiang, Maoming, 22 counties, and 171 villages. A total of 2.6 million people have been affected by the disaster. Damage to water facilities has been estimated at RMB 572.3 million.
Xuwen County, Zhanjiang in Guangdong Province was without electric power or any lines of communication for hours. Broken trees, downed electric poles and torn off signs are seen throughout the zone hit by the typhoon.