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Tropical Storm Higos Douses South China October 10, 2008
Poorly organized Tropical Storm Higos can be seen swirling over China's Hainan island.
Tropical Storm Higos brought strong winds and pounding surf to China’s island province of Hainan on October 3, but there were no reports of fatalities from its passing.

The official Xinhua news agency reports that while the storm inflicted $6.5 million in damage to the province, its heavy rainfall helped ease a protracted drought by dropping 305 million cubic yards of water in reservoirs.

It quickly spun down after making its final landfall on the Chinese mainland, in southern Guangdong Province.

Higos had earlier drenched the central Philippines without causing any significant damage.

Tropical Storm Higos Track

Satellite Loop: University of Wisconsin