Flood lets residents fish in streets in one China city

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by CBS News & Associated Press

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Posted on July 16, 2013 at 12:14 PM

BEIJING -- Typhoon Soulik was been downgraded to a storm after forcing the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people in southeast China and killing at least two in Taiwan.

China's National Meteorological Center said it was downgraded to a tropical storm by late Saturday, and by early Sunday morning it had further weakened to a tropical low pressure after moving inland from Fujian province.

After being downgraded, however, the storm dumped enough rain in one northeast China city to allow residents to fish in the streets.

In Fuxin, a city in northeast China's Liaoning Province, residents said water rose so rapidly in the downtown area on Tuesday that a pond filled with fish overtopped its banks, allowing the fish to swim into an intersection, Reuters reports.

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