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Lupit typhoon: China evacuates 58,000 people from coastal provinces

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5 Aug 2021 7:29 AM GMT
Lupit typhoon: China evacuates 58,000 people from coastal provinces
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Chinese national media on Thursday reported that authorities in Fujian and Guangdong provinces of the country had evacuated close to 60,000 people from the coastal areas due to the Lupit typhoon. The National Meteorological Center (NMC) explained that the typhoon made landfall in the southern Guangdong province at 11:20a.m. local time. The Fujian province forecast […]

Chinese national media on Thursday reported that authorities in Fujian and Guangdong provinces of the country had evacuated close to 60,000 people from the coastal areas due to the Lupit typhoon.

The National Meteorological Center (NMC) explained that the typhoon made landfall in the southern Guangdong province at 11:20a.m. local time.

The Fujian province forecast had predicted heavy rainfalls in some cities on Thursday as over 25,000 people have already been evacuated, according to local media.

Over 33,000 people residing in the affected areas were evacuated on Wednesday evening.

In addition, all the fishing boats were ordered to arrive at the nearest port and tourist activities in the sea had to be suspended.

Operations of high-speed trains and ferries in Fujian have been temporarily stopped.

Meteorologists believe that the typhoon would have an impact on other regions in three days causing heavy downpours.

China has declared the 4th emergency level due to the Lupit typhoon.

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