NANNING, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Tropical storm Toraji on Thursday slammed into
the southern coast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, bringing strong winds
and heavy rain.
Toraji struck Dongxing City at 4:50 p.m. at a speed of 33 meters per
second, reaching force 12 on the Beaufort Scale, according to local
Guangxi has issued warnings to all boats to dock at the popular tourist
site near Weizhou Island and Fangcheng Port..
The storm is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rainfall to the
cities of Beihai, Qinzhou, Chongzuo and Nanning, capital of Guangxi.
The city governments have been told to monitor the tropical storm, which
may cause landslides and floods.
Toraji, a type of flower in Korean, is the third storm to hit the southern
coastal area of China this year.