Typhoon Haikui, the 11th tropical storm of the year, landed in Hepu township, Xiangshan county in Zhejiang province at around 3:20 a.m. on August 8.
It hammered China’s coastal areas with strong winds and floods, which have left at least 2 people dead as of now. An elderly man from Nanjing was crushed to death by a tree blown down by strong winds, and a woman from Shanghai was hit to death by a large shatter of glass smashed from a building.
The powerful typhoon is the third one coming in less than a week after typhoons Damrey and Saola hit over the weekend that killed 23 people and left nine missing.
In 20 minutes before Haikui reached the eastern coastal areas of Zhejiang province, Ningbo city’s meterological service center organized a team to make a coverage. In order to avoid being blown away by the strong storm, a female reporter tied a rope around her waist. But even so, she was still unable to keep her footing and had to squat down sometimes. Check out the pictures below.