Super Typhoon Nepartak Races toward Taiwan and China Packing Sustained Winds of more than 160 mph

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (July 7, 2016) — Taiwan and China are bracing for the first typhoon to make landfall in the northwestern Pacific Ocean in almost 200 days — "super" typhoon Nepartak, carrying sustained winds of more than 160 mph.

The category five storm is expected to reach Taiwan late on Thursday night, or Friday morning before hitting parts of China's southeast — many of which are already battling devastating floods.

Save the Children stands ready to respond if required.

"Typhoon Nepartak could affect a significant number of people in Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, as well as Shanghai, some of which have already been affected by heavy rainfall in recent weeks," Acting Country Director for Save the Children in China, Wang Le said.

Save the Children has been working in China since the early 1980s including in child protection, education and health.

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