Typhoon prompts China evacuations

Authorities in eastern China evacuated almost a million people from two coastal provinces Sunday, as the country braced itself for Typhoon Morakot, which is expected to make landfall soon. The storm is expected to make landfall later in the afternoon or evening in southeastern Fujian province or Zhejiang province, China’s Xinhua news agency said. As a precaution, authorities evacuated more than 953,000 people, the news agency said.