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Typhoon Hagupit caused flood inundates homes, farmland in east China

Zhejiang, ChinaThe powerful Typhoon Hagupit brought heavy rains caused floods in Pan'an County, east China's Zhejiang Province after making landfall in the same province in the wee hours of Tuesday.

Heavy rains and strong winds caused many rivers to swell, flooding roads, homes and farmlands. Typhoon Hagupit began to hit Panfeng Town Tuesday morning. Winds gusted as fast as 32.6 meters per second knocked down an old tree of more than 600 years old. The typhoon also caused flash floods and damaged roads in the town. A total of 140 local villagers from 73 households were evacuated for safety concern.
A total of 679 tourists stranded in the town have been properly arranged at farmer's inns. Local officials went from door to door to convince people to stay indoors. "We went from home to home and asked the tourists at farmer's inns to stay indoors and not to go out when typhoon strikes," said Lyu Shuaihang, a local official. Pan'an issued a top-level red alert for Typhoon Hagupit on Tuesday afternoon.

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