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Typhoon Muifa misses Shanghai, veers toward Shandong

BEIJING (Reuters) - Typhoon Muifa weakened as it approached China's coast on Sunday, avoiding a direct-hit on the financial capital Shanghai and veering north toward a tip of Shandong province that juts into the Yellow Sea.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Typhoon Muifa weakened as it approached China's coast on Sunday, avoiding a direct-hit on the financial capital Shanghai and veering north toward a tip of Shandong province that juts into the Yellow Sea.

The storm was expected to skirt China's eastern seaboard while delivering strong winds and torrential rains. But forecasters said it could spare residents serious damage from what had been feared to be the area's worst typhoon in years.

In Shanghai, strong gusts knocked down billboards and briefly cut power to at least two residential areas, Sang Baoliang, deputy head of Shanghai's flood control headquarters, told Xinhua news agency.

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