Heavy rains and strong wind gusts caused severe damage to the tropical tourist city of Sanya on Sunday when super typhoon Haiyan hit the area November 10th. A total of nearly 12,000 tons of trash was generated in the city due to the super typhoon.

In order to clean up the trash and resume normal traffic in a timely manner, more than 5,000 sanitation workers with nearly 3,000 sanitation vehicles were dispatched to the Hedong and Hexi districts in Sanya, and a total of more than 7,000 tons of trash including fallen trees, branches, leaves and ruined billboards were collected during the clean-up work from 4:00 pm on November 10th to 9:00 pm on November 11th.

As of 9:00 pm on November 11th, there were nearly 5,000 tons of trash that still needed to be cleaned up in the city.

The number of fallen trees caused by Haiyan reached over 10,300. The typhoon in Sanya Bay also destroyed 43,500 square meters of sand beach, 1,500 square meters of beach plants, and 40 garbage bins.

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