TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Authorities in southeast China have ordered the evacuation of more than 163,000 people and ships back to port ahead of the arrival of typhoon Souder.
The mainland was in the typhoon’s path today after it roared across Taiwan, killing at least a half-dozen people. Four are missing and approximately 100 were injured. All 279 domestic flights were canceled, as well as at least 37 international flights.
More than 3 million households lost electricity as the powerful storm left streets strewn with fallen trees.
An 8-year-old girl and her mother died when they were swept out to sea Thursday from a beach on the east coast, the official Central News Agency reported. The girl’s twin sister remains missing.