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Typhoon alerts for Taiwan, Shanghai

September 18, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

China was evacuating thousands of people from Shanghai today as a powerful typhoon churned toward the coast.

About 200,000 people in the city of more than 14 million were to be moved to temporary shelters before Typhoon Wipha hit.

Schools, offices and markets were closed on the northern part of Taiwan near the capital, Taipei, where it had been raining steadily. The Category 4 storm had sustained winds of 155 mph.

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