Typhoon Khanun affected some 972,000 residents in the provinces of Guangdong, Hainan, Zhejiang, Fujian and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) said.
Some 407,000 people were evacuated, while more than 900 needed emergency relief supplies.
Nearly 100 houses collapsed and 54,100 hectares of crops were damaged across the five regions, while more than 500 hectares destroyed. Total direct economic losses amount to 560 million yuan (about 84.6 million U.S. dollars).
East China’s Zhejiang Province suffered the heaviest financial impact with 430 million yuan of economic losses and 155,000 people affected, while in south China’s Guangdong Province, 570,000 residents were affected, 232,000 of whom were evacuated.
Khanun was the 20th typhoon to hit China this year. It made landfall in Xuwen County, Guangdong, Monday afternoon before weakening to tropical depression.
The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily