A tree is blown down by strong wind in Yangjiang City, south China's Guangdong Province, Aug. 14, 2013. Typhoon Utor, the 11th typhoon hitting China this year, landed at 3:50 p.m. in a township in Yangxi county in the city of Yangjiang in western Guangdong, packing strong winds of 151.2 km per hour at the storm center. (Xinhua/Liu Zaiyang)
158,000 evacuated as S China braces for Typhoon Utor
GUANGZHOU, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- More than 158,000 people in southern China have been relocated as authorities in the provinces of Guangdong and Hainan prepare for the arrival of Typhoon Utor.
The island province of Hainan has relocated 98,000 people, and 60,215 people have been relocated in Maoming City, Guangdong Province, which is likely to be hit hard by the typhoon, local authorities said Wednesday. Full story