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SEP 22, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Typhoon hits south China, disrupts holiday travel

HONG KONG (AP) — The year's most powerful typhoon slammed into southern China, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, shutting down shipping and putting a nuclear power plant on alert after pummeling parts of the Philippines and Taiwan. Usagi — Japanese for rabbit — was classified as a severe typhoon and had sustained winds of 175 kilometers (109 miles) per hour, with gusts of up to 213 kph (132 mph), when it hit land Sunday evening. Ferry services between Hong Kong and nearby Macau and outlying islands were suspended as the observatory reported winds as strong as 68 kph (42 mph) and ... Read More

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