BEIJING, Oct. 30 (Xinhuanet) -- Tropical storm Son-Tinh has made landfall in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region after sweeping across Hainan Island. Local authorities in Guangxi have recalled shipping and reinforced port facilities. Some flights have also been cancelled or delayed.
The National Meteorological Center says the tropical storm combined with a cold front moving from the north is likely to cause rain until Tuesday evening. It has advised local departments to guard against landslides and flooding.
The Ministry of Civil Affairs said Son-Tinh had left one person dead and 5 missing as of 5 p.m. on Monday. 126,000 people have been relocated. Son-Tinh has affected around 1.26 million residents in Guangxi. It has destroyed houses and damage crops, leading to huge economic losses.