An uprooted tree hits a car on the road due to strong wind caused by Typhoon Haiyan, which approaches Sanya City, south China's Hainan Province, Nov. 10, 2013. Haiyan, the 30th and strongest typhoon to hit China this year, is bringing downpours and strong wind to Hainan. As of 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Haiyan had also delayed 187 flights at Sanya Phoenix Airport. (Xinhua/Yuan Yongdong)
Typhoon Haiyan brings gales, rainstorms to S China
HAIKOU, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Approaching Typhoon Haiyan, the 30th and strongest typhoon to hit China this year, has brought gales and downpours to south China's Hainan Province on Sunday, said local authorities.
As of 3 p.m., Typhoon Haiyan was about 50 km to the east of Ledong County of Hainan and moving at a speed of 25 to 30 km per hour. It was expected to land at or sideswipe Ledong on Sunday afternoon, said Hainan Provincial Meteorological Station. Full story
10,000 people fear dead in C. Philippines by typhoon "Haiyan"
MANILA, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- An estimated 10,000 people in central Philippine province of Leyte might be killed by super typhoon "Haiyan", local media reported Sunday.
The figure was based on estimates of officials in Tacloban city, the worst hit capital of Leyte province, after a meeting last night with the governor of Leyte, local newspaper inquirer quoted regional police chief Elmer Soria as saying. Full story
China issues higher Typhoon alert as Haiyan nears
BEIJING, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- A level three emergency response was issued Saturday to prevent damage from the approaching Typhoon Haiyan, according to the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters.
The headquarters urged provinces of Hainan and Guangdong as well as Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to keep a close eye on Haiyan and upgrade their precautions. Full story