China braces for 2nd typhoon after storm drenches Taiwan, injuring 5 people and cutting power

July 23, 2014 8:24 AM

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China braces for 2nd typhoon after storm drenches Taiwan, injuring 5 people and cutting power

BEIJING – China was bracing Wednesday for the arrival of a second typhoon in less than a week, as communities along the country's southern coast cleared away debris in the wake of the earlier storm, which killed dozens of people.

The country's national meteorological center said Wednesday afternoon that Typhoon Matmo, with gusts of 119 kilometers (74 miles) per hour, was traveling northeast in coastal waters off the heavily populated province of Fujian.

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