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Tidal bore strikes southern China

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 00:44

Aug. 23 - A powerful tidal bore caused by Typhoon Trami hits a city in southern China with a wall of water. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT-NO REPORTER NARRATION A powerful tidal bore caused by Typhoon Trami hit China's southern Hangzhou City on Thursday (August 22) afternoon, state media reported. The bore began crashing waves of water onto the banks of the Qiantang River at around 13:20 local time (0520 GMT). CCTV showed footage of the powerful tidal bore drenching residents and bashing seawalls. Quoting the local Hydrology Bureau, CCTV said the highest waves on Thursday were measured at 1.8 metres (5.9 ft) high. China's state-run news agency Xinhua said Trami made landfall in the coastal areas of China on Thursday morning. Xinhua reported that flood control authorities in southern Zhejiang and Fujian provinces issued a Grade II emergency response, the second highest level, and that high-speed train services were halted on Thursday. Trami had hit northern Taiwan on Wednesday (August 21) before moving on to southern China.

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Tidal bore strikes southern China

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 00:44