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August 20, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Typhoon Winnie lashed the eastern coastal province of Zhejiang with winds and rain, killing at least 19 people and toppling more than 20,000 homes, state media reported. The storm raged across the province for almost 11 hours, affecting 7 million people, before crossing into Anhui province. Casualties were limited because 790,000 people were evacuated from coastal towns and villages.
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October 24, 1998 | From Associated Press
Typhoon Babs raced toward southern China today after leaving at least 124 people dead, crops flattened and more than 100,000 people homeless in the Philippines. Philippines President Joseph Estrada declared a state of calamity in three provinces and a city in the worst-hit area on the southern tip of Luzon Island. More provinces were expected to be added to the list once the full extent of the damage was determined.
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July 23, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
A weekend typhoon killed 84 people and injured 4,362 in southern China's Guangdong province, according to news reports Monday. Typhoon Amy, the second typhoon to hit southern China in a week, also destroyed 38,000 homes and damaged 480,000 acres of farmland, said the Yangcheng Evening News of Canton, capital of Guangdong province. Damage exceeded $3.7 million, it added.
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August 20, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Typhoon Winnie lashed the eastern coastal province of Zhejiang with winds and rain, killing at least 19 people and toppling more than 20,000 homes, state media reported. The storm raged across the province for almost 11 hours, affecting 7 million people, before crossing into Anhui province. Casualties were limited because 790,000 people were evacuated from coastal towns and villages.
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August 24, 1994 | Reuters
Typhoon Fred killed more than 700 people in eastern China's Zhejiang province and caused more than $1 billion in damage, officials said Tuesday. The typhoon pounded the coastal region south of Shanghai over the weekend, collapsing thousands of houses and demolishing river embankments. A spokesman for the provincial foreign affairs office said by telephone that at least 700 people had died. But there was no final tally of deaths and destruction.
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October 24, 1998 | From Associated Press
Typhoon Babs raced toward southern China today after leaving at least 124 people dead, crops flattened and more than 100,000 people homeless in the Philippines. Philippines President Joseph Estrada declared a state of calamity in three provinces and a city in the worst-hit area on the southern tip of Luzon Island. More provinces were expected to be added to the list once the full extent of the damage was determined.
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August 25, 1994 | Associated Press
The killer typhoon that hit southern China this week is the latest in a summer of disasters causing huge losses for the country's industries and agriculture. In a new sign of impending problems, the government Wednesday issued an "urgent notice" calling for measures to stabilize prices of vegetables, pork and other foods. The prices of these items have been going up too fast this summer in the cities, the Ministry of Internal Trade said in its circular to officials nationwide.
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August 25, 1994 | Associated Press
The killer typhoon that hit southern China this week is the latest in a summer of disasters causing huge losses for the country's industries and agriculture. In a new sign of impending problems, the government Wednesday issued an "urgent notice" calling for measures to stabilize prices of vegetables, pork and other foods. The prices of these items have been going up too fast this summer in the cities, the Ministry of Internal Trade said in its circular to officials nationwide.
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August 24, 1994 | Reuters
Typhoon Fred killed more than 700 people in eastern China's Zhejiang province and caused more than $1 billion in damage, officials said Tuesday. The typhoon pounded the coastal region south of Shanghai over the weekend, collapsing thousands of houses and demolishing river embankments. A spokesman for the provincial foreign affairs office said by telephone that at least 700 people had died. But there was no final tally of deaths and destruction.
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July 23, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
A weekend typhoon killed 84 people and injured 4,362 in southern China's Guangdong province, according to news reports Monday. Typhoon Amy, the second typhoon to hit southern China in a week, also destroyed 38,000 homes and damaged 480,000 acres of farmland, said the Yangcheng Evening News of Canton, capital of Guangdong province. Damage exceeded $3.7 million, it added.
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