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Almost 1 Million People Evacuated In China As Powerful Typhoon Makes Landfall

Gusts of 125 miles per hour have also prompted authorities to cancel hundreds of flights. Typhoon Chan-Hom has already been deemed the most powerful typhoon to reach China since Communist rule began in 1949.

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Posted on July 11, 2015, at 9:16 a.m. ET

Almost one million in China have been evacuated after typhoon Chan-Hom made landfall in the country's southeastern coast on Saturday, China's state news agency, Xinhua, reported.

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Country officials have already cancelled hundreds of flights, as the super-typhoon registered winds of 125 miles per hour.

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Chan-Hom hit land on Saturday afternoon local time, between the cities of Rui’an and Zhoushan, south of Shanghai, according to the country's weather service.

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The super-storm has already been deemed the worst to hit China since the communists came to power in 1949.

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As the weather deteriorated over the past few days, authorities have also ordered almost 29,000 ships to stay in their ports.

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In Japan, 20 people were reported injured, as Chan-Hom blasted his way through the country's southern islands, Kyodo news agency reported.

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People in the Philippines also felt Chan-Hom's force.

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In Taiwan, the storm caused the stock market and public offices to shut down earlier on Friday.

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