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China braces for typhoon Nepartak

Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 00:41

It's feared the arrival of typhoon Nepartak will bring more chaos to parts of China already suffering after weeks of heavy rainfall. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 China braced itself for the arrival of typhoon Nepartak on Saturday (July 9), as the storm made landfall in southern Fujian province at around 2pm local time (0600gmt). Nepartak is set to add to the woes of many places in the south of the country that have already suffered weeks of heavy rain. Already the effects of the storm were being felt in Putian village, Fujian where state broadcaster CCTV reported that around 30 houses had collapsed after 25 centimetres of rain fell in the space of four hours. After Fujian, Nepartak is expected to move on to other provinces, including Zhejiang, Anhui, and Jiangxi. The typhoon was expected to begin weakening by around midnight (1600gmt) as it makes its way inland, CCTV said, quoting the state meteorological office.

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China braces for typhoon Nepartak

Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 00:41