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    People gather to see huge waves as typhoon Chan-hom comes near Wenling, east China's Zhejiang province on July 10, 2015

    Giga-Typhoon Slams China's Shanghai [Video]

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    The typhoon, which could be the largest in China's recent history, slammed one of the country's highest-populated areas on Friday and Saturday, inflicting hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of damage.

    Over a million people were evacuated after what could be the most powerful July typhoon in China's recent history hit the country's coast near the densely populated city of Shanghai.

    "It was so windy that the rain came in through the windows even though they were closed," a local resident told AP.

    Over 500 millimeters of rain fell in some areas, suspending trains and flights in the region. No casualties have so far been reported, although local authorities reported that over 710,000 people have been affected by the damage, according to Xinhua.

    People look on as waves, under the influence of Typhoon Chan-hom, hit the shore in Wenling, Zhejiang province, China, July 10, 2015
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    People look on as waves, under the influence of Typhoon Chan-hom, hit the shore in Wenling, Zhejiang province, China, July 10, 2015

    The typhoon led some 94 houses to collapse so far, while nearly 140 villages lost power.

    The economic damage from the typhoon is estimated to be at around $318 million, according to Xinhua.

    Pedestrians hold their umbrellas against strong wind as Typhoon Chan-Hom hits Shanghai, China, July 11, 2015
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    Pedestrians hold their umbrellas against strong wind as Typhoon Chan-Hom hits Shanghai, China, July 11, 2015

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