Typhoon Sepat lands in east China
www.chinaview.cn 2007-08-19 03:28:42   Print

    FUZHOU, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Sepat packing winds of 119 km per hour landed in east China's Fujian Province at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, said the Fujian provincial meteorological station.

    Before the landfall in Chongwu town, Hui'an county of Fujian, Sepat landed in Hualien, the central-eastern part of Taiwan around 5:40 a.m. Saturday, with sustained winds of 180 kilometers per hour.

    Sepat also brought downpours to Hui'an with 50-80 mm of precipitation in hours, according to the local meteorological station.

    Some buildings in Hui'an were damaged, roofs lifted while billboards and trees were toppled down, an official with the Hui'an office of flood control.

    The official said the typhoon was expected to cause more damages in the county.

    It rained heavily in the Fujian cities of Ningde, Fuzhou, Zhangzhou and Quanzhou early Sunday morning, according to the Fujian provincial meteorological station.

    Sepat was moving northwest and was expected to arrive in Jiangxi Province on Sunday afternoon, said an expert with the Fujian meteorological station.

    More than 900,000 people in the southern Guangdong Province and the eastern provinces of Fujian and Zhejiang have been relocated to safety before the arrival of Sepat.

Editor: Yan Liang
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