Typhoon Muifa lashes eastern China, 1.6 million people evacuated

Giant waves generated by Typhoon Muifa are seen crashing onto the coastline in Hangzhou bay, to the south of Shanghai, yesterday. Muifa is the 12th typhoon to hit China this year. – AFP pic, September 15, 2022.

HIGH winds and heavy rain lashed China’s densely populated east coast today, after Typhoon Muifa forced around 1.6 million people to leave their homes and grounded most flights at Shanghai’s main airports.

Muifa is the strongest tropical cyclone to hit Shanghai – home to more than 25 million people – since record-keeping began in 1949, state broadcaster CCTV said.

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