Home Page | Photos | Video | Forum | Most Popular | Special Reports | Biz China Weekly
Make Us Your Home Page
Most Searched: Xi Jinping   Chinese dream  Cyber security  Li Keqiang   Two sessions   

Typhoon Trami makes landfall in east China

English.news.cn   2013-08-22 10:43:09            

FUZHOU, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Trami, the 12th typhoon to hit China this year, landed in east China's Fujian Province at 2:40 a.m. on Thursday, local meteorological authorities said.

Trami made landfall in the coastal areas of Fuqing City, packing winds of up to 126 km per hour at its center.

The storm has brought strong winds to Fujian's coast, with maximum winds of 163.4 km per hour at Niushan Island in Pingtan County.

Heavy rains hit Ningde and Fuzhou cities from 8 a.m. Wednesday to 2 a.m. Thursday, with precipitation of more than 50 mm. Eleven counties have reported precipitation of more than 100 mm, with 338.2 mm reported in Pingtan.

The Fujian provincial meteorological observatory predicted Trami would move westward and bring rainstorms to central and northern coastal areas of the province.

Zhejiang and Fujian flood control authorities initiated a Grade II emergency response to Trami. Some high-speed train services were halted on Thursday.

Editor: Yang Lina
Related News
Home >> China            
Most Popular English Forum  
Top News  >>
Photos  >>
Video  >>
Top China News Latest News  
  Special Reports  >>