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Hainan recovers from Typhoon Conson

07-18-2010 16:42 BJT

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China's southernmost province of Hainan is recovering, after Typhoon Conson slammed into the island.

Maintenance workers are repairing wires and cables, restoring toppled poles and clearing roads of uprooted trees. Meanwhile, airports in the cities of Sanya and Haikou have reopened.

Conson made landfall in Hainan on Friday evening, packing heavy rains and winds of about 120 kilometers an hour. 68 towns and villages suffered damage, while a total of 544 houses were flattened by the storm. Direct economic losses are estimated in the region of 240 million yuan, just over 35 million U.S. dollars. Conson has now weakened into a tropical storm, and is heading towards Vietnam.

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