Friday, September 02, 2005

I guess they must've all had cars...

China evacuates 790,000 as typhoon slams into coast
China evacuated more than 790,000 people as powerful Typhoon Talim slammed into its east coast yesterday after barrelling across Taiwan, where it left three dead and dozens injured.

Talim was forecast to be the strongest storm to hit China this season and the observatory in Fujian province issued its highest-level alert, warning of potential landslides, flooding and widespread damage.

With a radius of 250 kilometres, Talim was packing centre winds of up to 144 kilometres per hour, according to the central weather bureau in Taiwan.
Nearly 500,000 people have been evacuated in Fujian and another 291,000 from neighbouring Zhejiang province, according to local officials, while some 30,000 fishing vessels returned to harbour.
Good thing the folks in Louisiana don't have electricity, and so are not likely to hear about this any time soon. I can imagine their reaction upon finding out that the poor, backward people in China get better treatment from their government than Americans do from ours.


Blogger Lolita said...

Perhaps if they were rich WHITE people, help would be rushed over. All we see on video clips and pictures are poor BLACK people. I am shocked that this is happening in the United States. Bush should be ashamed. These people deserve better. The hurricane struck 4 days ago - no one should still be there.

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