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22 Sep 1997 description

China Typhoon Winnie - ASCN71
Appeal Target : US$ 100,000

28 Aug 1997 description

Weekly News
Winnie, the worst typhoon to hit Taiwan and China in the past decade, has left more than 250 people dead and some 3,000

25 Aug 1997 description

BEIJING (Reuter) - Typhoon Zita killed seven people and injured 349 when it battered China's southern province of Guangdong last week, leaving thousands homeless, local officials said on Monday.

The typhoon caused $326.5 million in direct economic losses, damaging 822,000 acres of crops, when it slammed into the Leizhou peninsula on the southern tip of the province on Friday, officials said.

The storm left seven people dead and injured 349 in the port of Zhanjiang, they said.

22 Aug 1997 description

The Disaster
Super Typhoon Winnie, recognised as the worst typhoon to hit China and Taiwan in the past
decade, caused the death of more than 250 people and injured over 3000 when it passed Taiwan and
hit Zhejiang Province, moving at 40 metres per second. Shangdong and Jiangsu Provinces, and
Shanghai City were also significantly affected during the storm of 17 - 19 August. For the people
living in this eastern coast of China, the typhoon was just the latest disaster in a series of weather

22 Aug 1997 description

China - Typhoon Winnie
DHA-Geneva Situation Report No. 2

21 Aug 1997 description
report Voice of America

DATE=8/21/97
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-218798
TITLE=TYPHOON WINNIE CLEANUP (S-O)
BYLINE=CHRIS SIMKINS
DATELINE=HONG KONG
CONTENT=
VOICED AT:

INTRO: WORK CREWS IN EASTERN CHINA AND TAIWAN CONTINUE TO CLEAN
UP DAMAGE CAUSED BY TYPHOON WINNIE EARLIER THIS WEEK. CHRIS
SIMKINS AT THE V-O-A ASIA NEWS CENTER IN HONG KONG REPORTS THE
DEATH TOLL HAS RISEN TO MORE THAN 140.

TEXT: OFFICIALS IN CHINA SAY TYPHOON WINNIE FLOODED THOUSANDS OF
HOMES IN ZHEJIANG PROVINCE NEAR SHANGHAI. REMNANTS OF THE STORM

20 Aug 1997 description

China - Typhoon Winnie
DHA-Geneva Situation Report No. 1