Chinese authorities wrestle with the aftermath of Super Typhoon MerantiComments
Authorities and residents of Fuijan province in southeastern China are dealing with the aftermath of typhoon Meranti.
The storm crashed into the area with strong winds and lashing rain leaving a trail of devastation, destroying crops and homes and leaving at least ten people dead.
#China hit by world's strongest typhoon: 11 dead, millions stranded #TyphoonMerantihttps://t.co/ltOIyFqmVopic.twitter.com/vhopWzsXH2— India Today (@IndiaToday) September 16, 2016
Power lines are down and around 1.65 million homes are without electricity.
#photo Super #TyphoonMeranti is the strongest #storm since #Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 https://t.co/zeh1RElwkg#Taiwa… pic.twitter.com/eJ7MJMR4jG— Travel Photography (@travel_photo_) September 14, 2016
The typhoon hit the southern part of Taiwan on Wednesday and was classified a Category 5 typhoon by the Tropical Storm Risk storm tracker, the strongest classification available.