Tropical storm Parma lands on S China province Hainan
www.chinaview.cn 2009-10-12 11:02:37   Print

Motorcyclists shrouded in raincoats trudge ahead against gale and downpour on the street of Qionghai City, as the forefront of tropical storm Parma starts to affect south China's Hainan Province, Oct. 12, 2009. According to the Hainan Provincial Meteorologic Bureau, the tropical storm Parma is about to land on Hainan Island on the daytime of October 12. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)

Motorcyclists shrouded in raincoats trudge ahead against gale and downpour on the street of Qionghai City, as the forefront of tropical storm Parma starts to affect south China's Hainan Province, Oct. 12, 2009. According to the Hainan Provincial Meteorologic Bureau, the tropical storm Parma is about to land on Hainan Island on the daytime of October 12. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)
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    HAIKOU, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Tropical storm Parma made a powerful landing in Wanning City in the southernmost island province of Hainan on Monday, said the provincial observatory.

    The Hainan provincial meteorological station said Parma landed in Longgun Township at 9:50 a.m. Monday, packing wind with a speed of up to 54 km per hour.

    No casualties were reported. As of Sunday night, the city had called 2,188 vessels back to harbor and evacuated 3,791 people working on the sea.

    China's central observatory said on Sunday that besides Hainan, the storm would also bring strong winds to coastal areas of Guangdong and southern Fujian as well as Taiwan.

A tree trunk blown down by the gale lies in the middle of the street in Qionghai City, as the forefront of tropical storm Parma starts to affect south China's Hainan Province, Oct. 12, 2009. According to the Hainan Provincial Meteorologic Bureau, the tropical storm Parma is about to land on Hainan Island on the daytime of October 12. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)

A tree trunk blown down by the gale lies in the middle of the street in Qionghai City, as the forefront of tropical storm Parma starts to affect south China's Hainan Province, Oct. 12, 2009. According to the Hainan Provincial Meteorologic Bureau, the tropical storm Parma is about to land on Hainan Island on the daytime of October 12. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)
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Editor: Xiong Tong
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