Hundreds of Thousands Regroup
XIAMEN, CHINA – Typhoon Meranti has devastated mainland China after battering southern Taiwan. The storm brought winds of up to 230 miles per hour and torrential rains to the city of Xiamen in Fujian Province. Meranti was downgraded from a super typhoon to typhoon status before hitting China’s coast Wednesday night. A Red Cross spokesperson confirmed there was one death and 44 injuries during the typhoon. At least 900,000 household lost power during the storm and 500,000 are having issues with water supply. Meranti knocked over countless trees and left glass from broken windows scattered in city streets. The storm even washed away an 800 year old wooden bridge from the Song dynasty. The massive storm is the strongest typhoon since super-typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in 2013.