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July 23, 2014

Typhoon Rammasun

Rammasun hit China late last week with winds up to 130 miles per hour -- the strongest typhoon to hit the country in four decades. The storm was blamed for killing more than 150 people as it did major damage to the Philippines and Vietnam. Another storm named Matmo came ashore in southeastern China today after passing across Taiwan overnight. --Lloyd Young (33 photos total)

A man pushes his electric bicycle against strong wind and heavy rainfalls along a flooded seaside street as Typhoon Rammasun hits Haikou, Hainan province on July 18. A super typhoon slammed into China on Friday as the government ordered an all-out effort to prevent loss of life from a storm that has already killed at least 64 people in the Philippines. Rammasun made landfall at Wenchang city on south China's island province of Hainan on Friday afternoon. (Reuters)

A Filipino Indigenous Badjao boy stands in front of damaged stilt houses after the Typhoon Rammasun in a village in Batangas City, Batangas province, south of Manila, Philippines, on July 17. At least 20 people have been killed as typhoon Rammasun batters the north-eastern Philippines, disaster relief officials and police say. (Dennis M Sabangan/EPA) #

A Filipino resident reinforces a roof in anticipation of strong winds brought by an upcoming typhoon at a fishing village in Las Pinas city, south of Manila, Philippines, on July 15. The southern part of Luzon island were placed under storm signals by state weather forecaster Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) as Typhoon Rammasun crosses westward, and warned residents to be alert against possible flash floods and landslides. (Francis R. Malasig/EPA) #

A Filipino sits on his tri-bike in a flooded area due to typhoon Rammasun in Manila, Philippines, on July 16. Typhoon Rammasun pounded the Philippine capital, cutting off power and forcing the Manila to shut down after leaving one person dead in an eastern province. Hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes as Rammasun, locally called Glenda, made landfall on 15 July in the eastern Philippines. The typhoon strengthened as it whipped Manila with maximum winds of 150 kilometres per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 185 kph, the weather bureau said. (Dennis M Sabangan/EPA) #

Filipino children play with a Philippine Flag in a flooded street caused by strong winds and rain brought by typhoon Rammasun in Manila, Philippines, on July 16. At least 12 people have been killed as typhoon Rammasun batters the north-eastern Philippines, disaster relief officials and police say. Eight died after being hit by toppled trees, electric posts or collapsed concrete walls, while three drowned in swollen rivers and one died from a heart attack. (Rictchie B. Tongo/EPA) #

Filipino Navy soldiers conduct the rescue of flood victims in the typhoon hit town of Kawit, Cavite province, south of Manila, Philippines, on July 16. Typhoon Rammasun pounded the north-eastern Philippines forcing the capital to shut down and killing at least 15 people. Nine people, including an 11-month-old boy, died after being hit by trees, electric posts, concrete walls or other structures that were toppled or collapsed by winds of up to 150 kilometres per hour (kph). The typhoon, locally called Glenda, whipped Manila for about four hours before weakening to winds up to 140 kilometres per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 170 kph, the weather bureau said. (Philippine Navy via EPA) #

A scooter rider struggles to raise the fallen motorbike against the gusts of wind in Haikou in south China's Hainan province on July 18. Typhoon Rammasun has landed in Hainan on the 18th, the most powerful typhoon to bat the tropical island in 40 years, according to local media. (Gu Feng/EPA) #

A Filipino resident takes pictures using her smartphone outside a flooded village as Typhoon Rammasun batters suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines, on July 16. Typhoon Rammasun knocked out power in many areas but it spared the Philippine capital, Manila, and densely-populated northern provinces from being directly battered Wednesday when its fierce wind shifted slightly away, officials said. (Aaron Favila/Associated Press) #

A Filipino girl walks with an umbrella as they prepare for incoming Typhoon Rammasun beside Manila's bay, Philippines, on July 15. Haunted by the memories of Typhoon Haiyanís deadly fury last year, tens of thousands of villagers fled from disaster-prone areas Tuesday as Typhoon Rammasun blew closer toward the northeastern Philippines, where it was expected to hit land at nightfall then barrel its way in the dark across densely-populated regions toward the capital, Manila. (Aaron Favila/Associated Press) #

A Filipino crew ask residents to flee their house after it was damaged by strong winds and rain brought by typhoon Rammasun along the coastline of the Tondo slum area, in Manila, Philippines, on July 16. (Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA) #

Filipinos amid strong winds carry their children covered under plastic sheets to a town hall disaster shelter after emergency evacuation was implemented due to typhoon Rammasun in the Tondo slum area of Manila on July 16. (Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA) #

A man makes his way through a flooded street with a makeshift boat in Ningming county in Chongzuo, south China's Guangxi province after heavy rainfall brought by super typhoon Rammasun hit the area. Rammasun was lashing southern China's Guangxi region bordering Vietnam with maximum sustained winds of 155 kilometers an hour, according to the Hong Kong Observatory. (AFP/Getty Images) #

A crowd of Filipino victims wait for relief goods in the typhoon hit town of Bacoor, Cavite province, south of Manila, Philippines, on July 16. (Francis R. Malasig/EPA) #

Filipino evacuees rest inside a gymnasium turned into a temporary evacuation center in Muntinlupa city, south of Manila, Philippines, on July 18. The strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year, typhoon Rammasun, killed 60 people and left nearly two million in the capital and eastern provinces without power officials said as a new storm threatened to bring more rains over the country's eastern provinces. The weather bureau said tropical storm Matmo would bring moderate to heavy rains as it moved closer to the country from the east. It was packing winds of up to 65 kilometres per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 80 kph. (Francis R. Malasig/EPA) #

An elderly woman collecting belongings is reflected on a mirror inside a home with a blown off roof in the city of Muntinlupa, south of Manila, Philippines, on July 17. (Francis R. Malasig/EPA) #

Workers fix damaged electric power facilities after Typhoon Rammasun hit Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, on July 20. Typhoon Rammasun has killed at least fourteen people in China since making landfall last Friday afternoon, state media said on Saturday, after hitting parts of the Philippines and leaving 77 dead. (Reuters) #

Residents fish in a park submerged by flood water by the Yong river in Nanning, south China's Guangxi province. Typhoon Rammasun has left 19 people dead in south China's island province of Hainan, in southwestern Yunnan and nine in neighboring Guangxi, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on July 22. (AFP/Getty Images) #

A Filipino boy carries a fish washed by flood at a lake in Muntinlupa city, south of Manila, Philippines, on July 18. The strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year, typhoon Rammasun, killed 60 people and left nearly two million in the capital and eastern provinces without power officials said as a new storm threatened to bring more rains over the country's eastern provinces. The weather bureau said tropical storm Matmo would bring moderate to heavy rains as it moved closer to the country from the east. (Francis R. Malasig/EPA) #

Filipino Indigenous Badjao children play in a mud pond in the typhoon devastated village in Batangas City, Batangas province, south of Manila, Philippines, on July 17. (Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA) #

Filipino typhoon victims seek refuge inside their temporary shelter after their house was damaged due to strong winds and rain brought by Typhoon Rammasun in Gumaca town in Quezon province, south of Manila, Philippines, on July 18. (Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA) #

Filipino residents riding on a makeshift cart maneuver on a flood control facility in Las Pinas city, south of Manila, Philippines, on July 18. (Francis R. Malasig/EPA) #

A Filipino child walks past a damaged house after strong winds and rain brought by Typhoon Rammasun in Manila, Philippines, on July 18. (Francis R. Malasig/EPA) #

A typhoon victim takes a rest in her roofless home damaged by Typhoon Rammasun (locally named Glenda) in a coastal village of sea gypsies, also known as Badjaos, in Batangas city, south of Manila, on July 17. The Philippines set to work clearing debris, reconnecting power and rebuilding flattened houses on Thursday after the typhoon swept across the country killing 38 people, with at least eight missing, rescue officials said. (Erik De Castro/Reuters) #

A boy hugs a tree as he takes cover after strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun, locally called Glenda, battered the capital, metro Manila on July 16. Philippine authorities evacuated almost 150,000 people from their homes and shuttered financial markets, government offices, businesses and schools on Wednesday as typhoon Rammasun gathered strength and hit the capital. (Romeo Ranoco/Reuters) #

Fishing boats are pictured amid heavy winds and rain brought by Typhoon Rammasun (locally named Glenda) as it hit the town of Imus, Cavite southwest of Manila, on July 16. (Erik De Castro/Reuters) #

A resident climbs on a bridge destroyed during the onslaught of Typhoon Rammasun, (locally named Glenda) in Batangas city south of Manila, on July 17. The Philippines set to work clearing debris, reconnecting power and rebuilding flattened houses on Thursday after a typhoon swept across the country. (Erik De Castro/Reuters) #

A man swims to gather recyclable materials amidst debris brought by Typhoon Rammasun, (locally named Glenda) along the seashore of the coastal town of Baseco compound, metro Manila, on July 17. (Romeo Ranoco/Reures) #

Residents lift a house damaged by Typhoon Rammasun (locally named Glenda) in a coastal village of sea gypsies, also known as Badjaos, in Batangas city, south of Manila, on July 17. #

A fisherman paddles a makeshift boat to check his fish farms after Typhoon Rammasun hit Leizhou, Guangdong province, on July 19. A super typhoon has killed at least fourteen people in China since making landfall on Friday afternoon, state media said on Saturday, after hitting parts of the Philippines and leaving 77 dead. (Reuters) #

A dog walks past as a man stands in front of a factory building which was destroyed by Typhoon Rammasun, in Leizhou, Guangdong province, on July 19. (Reuters) #

Paramilitary policemen try to help a stranded whale back into the ocean as Typhoon Rammasun hits Yangjiang, Guangdong province, on July 19. The whale was successfully returned to the ocean after two hours from efforts by the local police forces, local media reported. (Reuters) #

A Chinese worker is lifted from a helicopter near the Sheng Chang oil tanker as it runs aground at Kaohsiung harbor as Typhoon Matmo hit on July 23. Typhoon Matmo pounded Taiwan with fierce winds and downpours, leaving nine people injured, shuttering financial markets, and interrupting rail and air transportation. (AFP/Getty Images) #

A Filipino teen stands on a flood control gate at a shore in Navotas city, east of Manila, Philippines, on July 23. State weather forecaster Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said it is monitoring a new potential cyclone outside the Philippines which may arrive within days, as Typhoon Matmo moved toward Taiwan and mainland China. (Francis R. Malasig/EPA) #
 
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