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30 August 2011

Nanmadol soaks Taiwan, heading for China

Severely weakened Nanmadol has crossed over southern Taiwan yesterday, causing flooding, damage to infrastructure and a few fatalities. The damage is mainly focused in Taiwan's far southern counties and cities. The storm is now in the straits that separate Taiwan from Mainland China. The storms third, and likely final, landfall will occur in the next 12 hours in Fujian province. Although the damage, which will be minor, won't be welcome, the rainfall is badly needed in southern China which continues to suffer from long-term drought. Jianxi and Guangdong provinces may also get a bump in ground moisture as Nanmadol moves inland. The Philippines, where the storm left major damage late last week, continues to clean-up.

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