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Typhoon Rammasun Lashes South China and Vietnam July 25, 2014
CIMSS Satellite Loop
The eye of Typhoon Rammasun can be seen clipping the northeast corner of Hainan Island on Tuesday.
Typhoon Rammasun slammed into far southern China’s island province of Hainan and neighboring Guangdong, killing at least 56 people as the strongest such storm to arrive there in 40 years.

Those fatalities were in addition to the 94 people who perished in the storm’s rampage across the Philippines a few days earlier.

Officials in Hanoi said Rammasun later triggered flooding that destroyed crops and killed at least 11 people as it dissipated across far northern Vietnam.

In the worst-hit areas of Hainan and Guangdong, state media reports the typhoon wrecked 51,000 houses and destroyed more than 100,000 acres of crops.

Typhoon Rammasun Track

Satellite Loop Data: CIMSS