Thousands Stranded as Typhoon Rams China

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2009 1:53 AM CDT

(Newser) – Typhoon Morakot shredded homes, sent water gushing over banks, and uprooted trees in southeast China yesterday, leaving thousands of people stranded. The storm left a trail of destruction in the Philippines and Taiwan, killing dozens, before striking China's coast. The storm's eye turned the sky black and torrential rains washed fish from mudflat fish farms, reports CNN. A separate typhoon hit Japan today, killing 12.