China: Typhoon Winnie - Aug 1997
Most read reports
- ACT: Appeal China Typhoon Winnie. 22 Sep 1997
- Reuters: Typhoon Kills Seven, Injures 349 in China. 25 Aug 1997
- ACT: Typhoon Winnie China Appeal (ASCN71) 1/98. 19 May 1998
- ACT: Alert China Typhoon Winnie. 21 Aug 1997
- IFRC: China: Floods and Typhoons - Information Bulletin n° 2. 22 Aug 1997
China (ASCN71) 1/98
China Typhoon Winnie - ASCN71
Appeal Target : US$ 100,000
Winnie, the worst typhoon to hit Taiwan and China in the past decade, has left more than 250 people dead and some 3,000
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.
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
China - Typhoon Winnie
DHA-Geneva Situation Report No. 2
TITLE=TYPHOON WINNIE CLEANUP (S-O)
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