Typhoon Haima makes landfall in China, Red alert in the nation

According to local meteorological service, at least five cities in Guangdong experienced heavy rainfall on late Friday night as the Typhoon landed in Shanwei city of the province. It has, however, weakened as it travelled further north, the MeT service stated

Arnima Dwivedi

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Published on 22 Oct 2016 4:21 AM GMT

Typhoon Haima makes landfall in China, Red alert in the nation
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Beijing: After taking a toll on 13 lives in Philippines, Typhoon Haima has made its second landfall in south China’s Guangdong Province. The disaster caused sudden downpours in several cities and warnings have been issued by the authorities against floods, landslides and other weather-related disasters.

According to local meteorological service, at least five cities in Guangdong experienced heavy rainfall on late Friday night as the Typhoon landed in Shanwei city of the province. It has, however, weakened as it travelled further north, the MeT service stated.

Shanwei disaster relief office said that gales and rain from the typhoon have ruptured 59 dikes and caused damage to 21 dam gates and 179 water facilities. No loss of lives has been reported yet.

Also Read: Four killed and over 250 people injured in a Typhoon in Taiwan

Heavy rainfall has been forecast for the last two days in several cities and red alert has been issued in the offices and schools by the China government.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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