Typhoon Haikui landed in Zhejiang early Wednesday

Haikui strengthened into a severe typhoon on Tuesday as it approached the coast of East China’s Zhejiang province, China evacuated 374,000 people from Shanghai and 250,000 from Zhejiang.

A traffic warning board is blown down by typhoon in Hepu Town of Xiangshan County, east China’s Zhejiang Province, Aug. 8, 2012. Typhoon Haikui landed in Hepu Town early Wednesday.

A road sign is blown down in Hepu Town of Xiangshan County, east China’s Zhejiang Province, Aug. 8, 2012.

A tree is blown down by Typhoon Haikui in the county seat of Sanmen, east China’s Zhejiang Province, Aug. 8, 2012.

A cargo vessel moves in the Sanmenwan Bay towards an inland river to avoid risks posed by Typhoon Haikui in Sanmen County, east China’s Zhejiang Province, Aug. 8, 2012.

Vessels are seen in Hepu Town of Xiangshan County, east China’s Zhejiang Province, Aug. 8, 2012. Typhoon Haikui landed in Hepu Town early Wednesday.

Cui Xinyu
Xinhua