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Typhoon Kalmaegi - Jul 2008

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Types de catastrophes
Cyclone tropical

In the Philippines, a total of 7,296 families or 31,129 persons were affected in 146 barangays in 14 municipalities, 2 cities, 3 provinces in Regions I and II due to flooding. National Disaster Coordinating Council reported two deaths as of 18 July 2008. (Govt. of the Philippines, 18 Jul 2008)

Severe tropical storm Kalmaegi made landfall in the coastal area of east China's Fujian Province on Friday [18 July] evening. The storm landed in Changchun Township, Xiapu County, at 6:10 p.m. with winds of up to 90 km per hour. Kalmaegi had killed at least six people in Taiwan after making landfall in the northeast coast of the island late on Thursday [17 July] when it was a typhoon. Fujian and Zhejiang evacuated 360,000 people and called 61,000 fishing vessels back to harbor ahead of the storm's landfall. (Govt. of China, Xinhua, 18 Jul 2008)

Taiwan: Tropical Storm Kalmaegi, killed 18 people and injured another eight, while seven are still missing after it hit the island, an official from the National Fire Agency said on Sunday. [Kalmegi] brought heavy rains, causing floods, landslides and agricultural losses of around T$500 million ($16 million) throughout the island. (Reuters, 20 Jul 2008)