Subscribe to Breaking News emails

You have successfully subscribed to the Breaking News email.

Subscribe today to be the first to to know about breaking news and special reports.

Image: CHINA-TYPHOON-WEATHER

Photo

China Surveys the Damage After Devastating Typhoon

The remnants of Typhoon Nepartak hit China's coast over the weekend, killing at least nine and forcing the relocation of more than 400,000.

 / Updated 11 PHOTOS
Image: Typhoon Nepartak Hits China's Fujian Province

Residents walk past damaged stores in Fuijan, China, on July 12.

Typhoons are common at this time of year in the South China Sea, picking up strength over warm waters and dissipating over land.

Lam Yik Fei / Getty Images
  • Share
Image: Typhoon Nepartak Hits China's Fujian Province

A man walks past damaged houses on July 12 in Fuijan, China.

Typhoons used to kill many people in China but the government now enforces evacuations and takes precautions well in advance, which has helped save many lives.

Lam Yik Fei / Getty Images
  • Share
Image: TOPSHOT-CHINA-TYPHOON-WEATHER

A woman walks past debris left behind behind by the storm on July 12.

STR / AFP - Getty Images
  • Share
Image: Typhoon Nepartak Hits China's Fujian Province

A man walks on a damaged road in Fujian on July 12.

Lam Yik Fei / Getty Images
  • Share
Image: Typhoon Nepartak Hits China's Fujian Province

Soldiers clean the road at Bandong Town on July 12 in Fuijan, China. 

Lam Yik Fei / Getty Images
  • Share
Image: CHINA-TYPHOON-WEATHER

Residents walk over a bridge covered in debris in the aftermath of the storm in Bandong in China's Fujian province on July 10.

STR / AFP - Getty Images
  • Share
Image: TOPSHOT-CHINA-TYPHOON-WEATHER

The hand of a victim protrudes from the rubble in Bandong, China, on July 10. 

STR / AFP - Getty Images
  • Share
Image: CHINA-TYPHOON-WEATHER

The owner of a clothing store hangs out muddy clothes in Bandong on July 10.

Before the storm, central and eastern China were already suffering from severe flooding, which killed more than 100 people and damaged infrastructure, livestock and agriculture.

STR / AFP - Getty Images
  • Share
Image: CHINA-TYPHOON-WEATHER

Residents ride a motorbike past an overturned car in Bandong on July 10. 

STR / AFP - Getty Images
  • Share
Image: CHINA-TYPHOON-WEATHER

Rescue workers move a wood beam away from a damaged house in Bandong on July 10.

STR / AFP - Getty Images
  • Share
Image: Typhoon Nepartak Hits China's Fujian Province

Residents recover their possessions from the mud on July 10 in Minqing.

Lam Yik Fei / Getty Images
  • Share
1/11