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Usagi leaves 33 dead across Asia

AP: At least 33 people across Asia have died as a result of Typhoon Usagi. 25 of those deaths occurred in China’s Guangdongprovince.

The storm which traveled past the Philippines and Taiwan before moving onto Hong Kong and China was the season’s strongest storm at its peak.

Photo: Crowd watches waves from Typhoon Usagi hitting China’s Zhejiang province (Reuters/Chance Chan)

Nearly 2 million evacuated as Typhoon Haikui hits China


Typhoon Haikui struck China on Wednesday, packing winds of up to 68 mph, prompting officials to evacuate nearly 2 million people and grounding hundreds of flights to and from Shanghai and other cities.

Photo: A farmer moves on a flooded path to check his aquatic farming ponds in Hepu township in Xiangshan county, Zheijiang province, China on Aug. 8, 2012. Typhoon Haikui, the 3rd hitting China in a week, landed in Hepu early on Wednesday. (Larry Leung / EPA)