Typhoon Morakot hit the east coast of mainland China on Sunday, forcing one million people to flee to safety, the New York Times reported. Endangered citizens from Fujian and Zhejiang provinces were moved inland, and 83,000 boats were summoned back to harbor in the two provinces. More than 300 homes were destroyed in Wenzhou, Zhejiang alone. Shanghai remained unscathed, but its airports delayed or canceled flights. The typhoon, said to be the worst to hit Taiwan in 50 years, left 210 centimeters of rain in Taiwan, and killed at least three people on the island. A four-year-old boy in Wenzhou was the only death reported on the mainland.
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