FUZHOU, Sept. 9 (Xinhuanet) -- Typhoon Khanun, the
No. 15 strong tropical storm of this year, is expected to hit the
central-northern parts of Fujian Province Sunday afternoon, according to weather
Typhoon Khanun is approaching
the province at a speed of 15 km per hour from the eastern sea region off
Taiwan, and the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters has
urgedall-out efforts to make preparations.
Typhoon Khanun has so far reached force 12 which is
likely to further strengthen and will bring along heavy precipitation to the
province, said the provincial weather station.
Liang Qiping, deputy governor of the province, urged
officials in the province to work hard to mobilize the local people in making
preparations to fight the upcoming typhoon.
The provincial flood control and drought relief
headquarters has asked all the ships and vessels operating on the sea nearby
toreturn or take shelters in ports before 18:00 Saturday and all the personnel
working at the offshore breading fields to get onshore.
The headquarters also urged the people in mountainous
areas to prepare against possible mountain torrents, mud-rock flows and
geological disasters. Enditem