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China threatens the typhoon, is evacuated

September 19 2007

1.59 million people were evacuated from coastal areas in eastern China's Zhejiang province in connection with a powerful typhoon N13 (Wipha), who on Wednesday night reached the coast of the country, reported the China Meteorological Administration.

Previously reported that about 200 thousand people also evacuated from dangerous areas of Chinese metropolis of Shanghai. Wind speed at the center of the typhoon reaches 45 meters per second. In connection with the current typhoon, President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao instructed local authorities and relevant departments to take all necessary measures to ensure public safety, minimize property damage, reports news agency " Interfax ".

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