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Passers-by try to manage their umbrellas in rain and strong wind in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. Typhoon Muifa pounded South Korea's west coast, leaving at least one dead and two others missing as it proceeded northward to reach the capital of Seoul Monday morning, the meteorological office and the emergency control agency said. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Typhoon Muifa

China warned residents and alerted emergency relief centers to prepare for a powerful typhoon forecast to hit the country's heavily populated eastern coast.