Typhoon Talim (2005)

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Template:Short description Template:Update Template:More footnotes Template:Infobox Hurricane Typhoon Talim, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Isang, was a strong tropical cyclone that passed over Taiwan on the night of August 31 to September 1, 2005, and over Southeast China on September 2. At peak intensity, Talim was a Category 4 super typhoon. The name of the typhoon comes from the Tagalog term talim (pronounced [taˈlim]), which means "a sharp or cutting edge".

Meteorological history

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Satellite cloud picture of Typhoon Talim nearing landfall on August 31

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Mainland China

More than 15 million people were affected by the storm. At least 110 people were reported dead in eastern China, mainly because of floods and landslides. A further 28 people were reported missing. More than 150,000 people were evacuated, and thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed. The Ministry of Civil Affairs in China reported that the typhoon caused 12.19 billion yuan (about US$1.5 billion) of economic losses. [1]


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  1. "Talim leaves 95 dead, 30 missing", China View, 2005-09-05. 

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