Typhoon Matmo hits Taiwan

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At least one was killed and nine were injured as Typhoon Matmo struck Taiwan before hitting the Chinese Mainland. CCTV’s Yu Li reports.

The Category 2 storm hit Taiwan after midnight on Wednesday, bringing over 60 centimeters (23.6 inches) of rain and winds of over 170 kilometers (105.6 miles) per hour in the east and southeast regions. Matmo is the first tropical storm to hit the island this year.

At least 5,000 residents were evacuated in those regions, and more than 50,000 were put on standby for rescue operations. At least one person was reported dead and nine others injured by falling trees or debris.

Matmo eventually lost strength and was downgraded from typhoon to tropical cyclone, but weather authorities warned of more rain and possible flooding in the southeast.

Typhoon Matmo hits Taiwan region

Typhoon Matmo hits Taiwan region

Typhoon Matmo struck Taiwan, killing at least one and injuring nine, before hitting the Chinese Mainland. CCTV's Yu Li reports.