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    [With winds up to 151km/h (93mph), the storm landed in Fujian province early on Monday, bringing heavy rains and causing widespread power cuts. The authorities earlier issued the highest alert – red – for the area. Typhoon Fitow – named after a flower – made landfall at 01:15 local time on Monday (17:15 GMT Sunday) in the city of Fuding, Chinese meteorologists said. The typhoon had affected over three million people in Zhejiang and caused economic damage of over 2bn yuan ($330m; £200m), Xinhua said, citing the provincial flood control office. Parts of China have been hit by up to 200mm (8 inches) of rain, AFP news agency reported]. – BBC News


    People dodge as a storm surge hits the coastline under the influence of Typhoon Fitow in Wenling, Zhejiang province, October 6, 2013. China issued a red alert ahead of Typhoon Fitow, which landed at east of the country on early Monday, according to local media. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


    People dodge as a storm surge hits the coastline under the influence of Typhoon Fitow in Wenling, Zhejiang province, October 6, 2013. China issued a red alert ahead of Typhoon Fitow, which landed at east of the country on early Monday, according to local media. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)




    A woman (R) cleans a table on a flooded street in Shanghai after typhoon Fitow brought heavy rain to the area on October 8, 2013. Typhoon Fitow, which barrelled into China's east coast early on October 7 packing winds of more than 200 kilometres (124 miles) an hour, killed at least five people and impacted 4.5 million, state media reported. (Photo by AFP Photo)


    A woman (R) cleans a table on a flooded street in Shanghai after typhoon Fitow brought heavy rain to the area on October 8, 2013. Typhoon Fitow, which barrelled into China's east coast early on October 7 packing winds of more than 200 kilometres (124 miles) an hour, killed at least five people and impacted 4.5 million, state media reported. (Photo by AFP Photo)




    A man holds his dog as he walks along a flooded street after Typhoon Fitow hit Shanghai October 8, 2013. Four people were killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated after Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China, destroying houses and farmlands and closing ports and airports. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


    A man holds his dog as he walks along a flooded street after Typhoon Fitow hit Shanghai October 8, 2013. Four people were killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated after Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China, destroying houses and farmlands and closing ports and airports. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




    This photo taken on October 6, 2013 shows rescuers helping evacuate residents in typhoon-hit area in Cangnan, east China's Zhejiang province. Typhoon Fitow barrelled into China's east coast early on October 7, packing winds of more than 200 kilometres an hour after hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated, state media reported. (Photo by AFP Photo)


    This photo taken on October 6, 2013 shows rescuers helping evacuate residents in typhoon-hit area in Cangnan, east China's Zhejiang province. (Photo by AFP Photo)




    A person carries a chair through a flooded riverside park in Shanghai, China, Monday, October 7, 2013. A typhoon slammed into southeastern China on Monday with powerful winds and heavy rains that killed at least five people, cut power, canceled flights and suspended train services. (Photo by AP Photo)


    A person carries a chair through a flooded riverside park in Shanghai, China, Monday, October 7, 2013. A typhoon slammed into southeastern China on Monday with powerful winds and heavy rains that killed at least five people, cut power, canceled flights and suspended train services. (Photo by AP Photo)




    A man walks towards a flooded pavilion by the overflowing West Lake after Typhoon Fitow hit Hangzhou, Zhejiang province October 8, 2013. Four people were killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated after Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China, destroying houses and farmlands and closing ports and airports. (Photo by Lang Lang/Reuters)


    A man walks towards a flooded pavilion by the overflowing West Lake after Typhoon Fitow hit Hangzhou, Zhejiang province October 8, 2013. Four people were killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated after Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China, destroying houses and farmlands and closing ports and airports. (Photo by Lang Lang/Reuters)




    Visitors run down a stairway as tidal waves under the influence of Typhoon Fitow surge past a barrier in Haining, Zhejiang province October 7, 2013. Four people were killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated after Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China, destroying houses and farmlands and closing ports and airports. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


    Visitors run down a stairway as tidal waves under the influence of Typhoon Fitow surge past a barrier in Haining, Zhejiang province October 7, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




    Residents make their way through a flooded street on an inflatable boat in disaster-hit Cangnan county of Wenzhou, east China's Zhejiang province, on October 7, 2013, where more than 1,200 homes collapsed and damages amounted to hundreds of millions of yuan. Typhoon Fitow barrelled into China's east coast, packing winds of more than 200 kilometres (125 miles) an hour, after hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated and bullet train services were suspended. At least three people were reported killed, all of them near the city of Wenzhou in Zhejiang province, the state broadcaster CCTV said. (Photo by AFP Photo)


    Residents make their way through a flooded street on an inflatable boat in disaster-hit Cangnan county of Wenzhou, east China's Zhejiang province, on October 7, 2013, where more than 1,200 homes collapsed and damages amounted to hundreds of millions of yuan. Typhoon Fitow barrelled into China's east coast, packing winds of more than 200 kilometres (125 miles) an hour, after hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated and bullet train services were suspended. At least three people were reported killed, all of them near the city of Wenzhou in Zhejiang province, the state broadcaster CCTV said. (Photo by AFP Photo)




    Residents dig a channel to prevent floodwater from reaching their homes in Hangzhou, in east China's Zhejiang province, Monday, October 7, 2013. A typhoon slammed into southeastern China on Monday with powerful winds and heavy rains that killed at least five people, cut power, canceled flights and suspended train services. (Photo by AP Photo)


    Residents dig a channel to prevent floodwater from reaching their homes in Hangzhou, in east China's Zhejiang province, Monday, October 7, 2013. A typhoon slammed into southeastern China on Monday with powerful winds and heavy rains that killed at least five people, cut power, canceled flights and suspended train services. (Photo by AP Photo)




    Frontier soldiers run as a storm surge hits the coastline under the influence of Typhoon Fitow in Wenling, Zhejiang province, October 6, 2013. China issued a red alert ahead of Typhoon Fitow, which is expected to lash east of the country on Sunday evening. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


    Frontier soldiers run as a storm surge hits the coastline under the influence of Typhoon Fitow in Wenling, Zhejiang province, October 6, 2013. China issued a red alert ahead of Typhoon Fitow, which is expected to lash east of the country on Sunday evening. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)




    In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, a woman rests as she sits in a flooded building in Cangnan County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Monday, October 7, 2013. Five people have been reported killed as a typhoon hit southeastern China on Monday with powerful winds and heavy rains causing widespread damage. (Photo by AP Photo/Xinhua News Agency)


    In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, a woman rests as she sits in a flooded building in Cangnan County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Monday, October 7, 2013. Five people have been reported killed as a typhoon hit southeastern China on Monday with powerful winds and heavy rains causing widespread damage. (Photo by AP Photo/Xinhua News Agency)




    Rescuers talk on a boat as they travel along a flooded street after Typhoon Fitow hit Taoshan township of Rui'an, Zhejiang province October 7, 2013. Typhoon Fitow has affected the lives of 4.56 million people in east China's Zhejiang and Fujian provinces, the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said on Monday, Xinhua News Agency reported. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


    Rescuers talk on a boat as they travel along a flooded street after Typhoon Fitow hit Taoshan township of Rui'an, Zhejiang province October 7, 2013. Typhoon Fitow has affected the lives of 4.56 million people in east China's Zhejiang and Fujian provinces, the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said on Monday, Xinhua News Agency reported. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




    Residents paddle a makeshift raft as they make their way along a flooded street after Typhoon Fitow hit Rui'an, Zhejiang province October 7, 2013. Typhoon Fitow has affected the lives of 4.56 million people in east China's Zhejiang and Fujian provinces, the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said on Monday, Xinhua News Agency reported. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


    Residents paddle a makeshift raft as they make their way along a flooded street after Typhoon Fitow hit Rui'an, Zhejiang province October 7, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




    Paramilitary policemen carry an elderly woman off a raft as they rescue trapped residents after Typhoon Fitow hit Taizhou, Zhejiang province October 8, 2013. Four people were killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated after Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China, destroying houses and farmlands and closing ports and airports. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


    Paramilitary policemen carry an elderly woman off a raft as they rescue trapped residents after Typhoon Fitow hit Taizhou, Zhejiang province October 8, 2013. Four people were killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated after Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China, destroying houses and farmlands and closing ports and airports. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


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Typhoon Fitow


[With winds up to 151km/h (93mph), the storm landed in Fujian province early on Monday, bringing heavy rains and causing widespread power cuts. The authorities earlier issued the highest alert – red – for the area. Typhoon Fitow – named after a flower – made landfall at 01:15 local time on Monday (17:15 GMT Sunday) in the city of Fuding, Chinese meteorologists said. The typhoon had affected over three million people in Zhejiang and caused economic damage of over 2bn yuan ($330m; £200m), Xinhua said, citing the provincial flood control office. Parts of China have been hit by up to 200mm (8 inches) of rain, AFP news agency reported]. – BBC News


People dodge as a storm surge hits the coastline under the influence of Typhoon Fitow in Wenling, Zhejiang province, October 6, 2013. China issued a red alert ahead of Typhoon Fitow, which landed at east of the country on early Monday, according to local media. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


People dodge as a storm surge hits the coastline under the influence of Typhoon Fitow in Wenling, Zhejiang province, October 6, 2013. China issued a red alert ahead of Typhoon Fitow, which landed at east of the country on early Monday, according to local media. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)




A woman (R) cleans a table on a flooded street in Shanghai after typhoon Fitow brought heavy rain to the area on October 8, 2013. Typhoon Fitow, which barrelled into China's east coast early on October 7 packing winds of more than 200 kilometres (124 miles) an hour, killed at least five people and impacted 4.5 million, state media reported. (Photo by AFP Photo)


A woman (R) cleans a table on a flooded street in Shanghai after typhoon Fitow brought heavy rain to the area on October 8, 2013. Typhoon Fitow, which barrelled into China's east coast early on October 7 packing winds of more than 200 kilometres (124 miles) an hour, killed at least five people and impacted 4.5 million, state media reported. (Photo by AFP Photo)




A man holds his dog as he walks along a flooded street after Typhoon Fitow hit Shanghai October 8, 2013. Four people were killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated after Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China, destroying houses and farmlands and closing ports and airports. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


A man holds his dog as he walks along a flooded street after Typhoon Fitow hit Shanghai October 8, 2013. Four people were killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated after Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China, destroying houses and farmlands and closing ports and airports. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




This photo taken on October 6, 2013 shows rescuers helping evacuate residents in typhoon-hit area in Cangnan, east China's Zhejiang province. Typhoon Fitow barrelled into China's east coast early on October 7, packing winds of more than 200 kilometres an hour after hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated, state media reported. (Photo by AFP Photo)


This photo taken on October 6, 2013 shows rescuers helping evacuate residents in typhoon-hit area in Cangnan, east China's Zhejiang province. (Photo by AFP Photo)




A person carries a chair through a flooded riverside park in Shanghai, China, Monday, October 7, 2013. A typhoon slammed into southeastern China on Monday with powerful winds and heavy rains that killed at least five people, cut power, canceled flights and suspended train services. (Photo by AP Photo)


A person carries a chair through a flooded riverside park in Shanghai, China, Monday, October 7, 2013. A typhoon slammed into southeastern China on Monday with powerful winds and heavy rains that killed at least five people, cut power, canceled flights and suspended train services. (Photo by AP Photo)




A man walks towards a flooded pavilion by the overflowing West Lake after Typhoon Fitow hit Hangzhou, Zhejiang province October 8, 2013. Four people were killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated after Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China, destroying houses and farmlands and closing ports and airports. (Photo by Lang Lang/Reuters)


A man walks towards a flooded pavilion by the overflowing West Lake after Typhoon Fitow hit Hangzhou, Zhejiang province October 8, 2013. Four people were killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated after Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China, destroying houses and farmlands and closing ports and airports. (Photo by Lang Lang/Reuters)




Visitors run down a stairway as tidal waves under the influence of Typhoon Fitow surge past a barrier in Haining, Zhejiang province October 7, 2013. Four people were killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated after Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China, destroying houses and farmlands and closing ports and airports. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


Visitors run down a stairway as tidal waves under the influence of Typhoon Fitow surge past a barrier in Haining, Zhejiang province October 7, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




Residents make their way through a flooded street on an inflatable boat in disaster-hit Cangnan county of Wenzhou, east China's Zhejiang province, on October 7, 2013, where more than 1,200 homes collapsed and damages amounted to hundreds of millions of yuan. Typhoon Fitow barrelled into China's east coast, packing winds of more than 200 kilometres (125 miles) an hour, after hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated and bullet train services were suspended. At least three people were reported killed, all of them near the city of Wenzhou in Zhejiang province, the state broadcaster CCTV said. (Photo by AFP Photo)


Residents make their way through a flooded street on an inflatable boat in disaster-hit Cangnan county of Wenzhou, east China's Zhejiang province, on October 7, 2013, where more than 1,200 homes collapsed and damages amounted to hundreds of millions of yuan. Typhoon Fitow barrelled into China's east coast, packing winds of more than 200 kilometres (125 miles) an hour, after hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated and bullet train services were suspended. At least three people were reported killed, all of them near the city of Wenzhou in Zhejiang province, the state broadcaster CCTV said. (Photo by AFP Photo)




Residents dig a channel to prevent floodwater from reaching their homes in Hangzhou, in east China's Zhejiang province, Monday, October 7, 2013. A typhoon slammed into southeastern China on Monday with powerful winds and heavy rains that killed at least five people, cut power, canceled flights and suspended train services. (Photo by AP Photo)


Residents dig a channel to prevent floodwater from reaching their homes in Hangzhou, in east China's Zhejiang province, Monday, October 7, 2013. A typhoon slammed into southeastern China on Monday with powerful winds and heavy rains that killed at least five people, cut power, canceled flights and suspended train services. (Photo by AP Photo)




Frontier soldiers run as a storm surge hits the coastline under the influence of Typhoon Fitow in Wenling, Zhejiang province, October 6, 2013. China issued a red alert ahead of Typhoon Fitow, which is expected to lash east of the country on Sunday evening. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


Frontier soldiers run as a storm surge hits the coastline under the influence of Typhoon Fitow in Wenling, Zhejiang province, October 6, 2013. China issued a red alert ahead of Typhoon Fitow, which is expected to lash east of the country on Sunday evening. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)




In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, a woman rests as she sits in a flooded building in Cangnan County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Monday, October 7, 2013. Five people have been reported killed as a typhoon hit southeastern China on Monday with powerful winds and heavy rains causing widespread damage. (Photo by AP Photo/Xinhua News Agency)


In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, a woman rests as she sits in a flooded building in Cangnan County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Monday, October 7, 2013. Five people have been reported killed as a typhoon hit southeastern China on Monday with powerful winds and heavy rains causing widespread damage. (Photo by AP Photo/Xinhua News Agency)




Rescuers talk on a boat as they travel along a flooded street after Typhoon Fitow hit Taoshan township of Rui'an, Zhejiang province October 7, 2013. Typhoon Fitow has affected the lives of 4.56 million people in east China's Zhejiang and Fujian provinces, the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said on Monday, Xinhua News Agency reported. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


Rescuers talk on a boat as they travel along a flooded street after Typhoon Fitow hit Taoshan township of Rui'an, Zhejiang province October 7, 2013. Typhoon Fitow has affected the lives of 4.56 million people in east China's Zhejiang and Fujian provinces, the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said on Monday, Xinhua News Agency reported. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




Residents paddle a makeshift raft as they make their way along a flooded street after Typhoon Fitow hit Rui'an, Zhejiang province October 7, 2013. Typhoon Fitow has affected the lives of 4.56 million people in east China's Zhejiang and Fujian provinces, the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said on Monday, Xinhua News Agency reported. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


Residents paddle a makeshift raft as they make their way along a flooded street after Typhoon Fitow hit Rui'an, Zhejiang province October 7, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




Paramilitary policemen carry an elderly woman off a raft as they rescue trapped residents after Typhoon Fitow hit Taizhou, Zhejiang province October 8, 2013. Four people were killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated after Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China, destroying houses and farmlands and closing ports and airports. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


Paramilitary policemen carry an elderly woman off a raft as they rescue trapped residents after Typhoon Fitow hit Taizhou, Zhejiang province October 8, 2013. Four people were killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated after Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China, destroying houses and farmlands and closing ports and airports. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


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