Typhoon Rammasun Ravages China, Philippines
In China, 18 people are dead after Typhoon Rammasun swept over the southern region. The storm previously killed 94 people when it hit the Philippines.By Matt Picht | July 20, 2014
At least 18 people are dead after a lethal typhoon slammed into south China this weekend. The storm has now killed more than 100 people and caused billions of dollars worth of damage.
Typhoon Rammasun made landfall in China July 18 after rampaging across the Philippines. Local weather agencies reported the storm reached wind speeds of over 130 miles per hour, making it the worst typhoon south China has experienced in four decades. (Via BBC)
State-run media outlets report more than five and a half million people were affected by Rammasun, which damaged roads, downed power lines, and destroyed buildings. Hainan and Guanxi provinces suffered the most — officials estimate the storm dealt just over $2 billion of damage to both regions combined. (Via South China Morning Post, CCTV)