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China Bracing for Second Typhoon in 3 Days

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Waves pound Taiwan's northern coast as typhoon Malakas approaches, in Yilan, Taiwan, Sept. 17, 2016.

Waves pound Taiwan's northern coast as typhoon Malakas approaches, in Yilan, Taiwan, Sept. 17, 2016.

Cleanup continues in China's eastern Fujian and Zhejiang provinces following deadly typhoon Meranti's landfall Thursday, but the region is also on the alert as typhoon Malakas approaches.

At least 13 people in China were killed in the wake of Meranti, the Associated Press reported, and another 14 are missing. Millions of homes also lost electricity.

The storm killed two people in Taiwan earlier in the week.

On Saturday, typhoon Malakas brushed Taiwan's eastern coast, closing offices and schools and disrupting transportation in the country's capitol, Taipei. No major damage was reported, despite wind gusts near 200 kilometers per hour.

Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau said Malakas is moving north at 15 kilometers per hour.

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