Sandbags are prepared ahead of Typhoon Talim in a landmark building Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Typhoons Talim and Doksuri, the 18th and 19th so far this year, have brought rainstorms to cities in south China and east China on Thursday.
Typhoon Doksuri uprooted trees and churned the sea tide up to four to five meters off the coast of the city of Sansha in South China’s island province of Hainan.
Typhoon Talim, meanwhile, raised the tide more than 10 meters high in Yuhuan, east China’s Zhejiang province.
The city has launched an emergency response and evacuated people in areas likely to be affected by the arrival of the typhoon.
Residents living in the coastal area were relocated to safer places.
“We’ve evacuated all the people here, providing them with daily supplies,” said Yongxing Community Committee of Sansha City deputy director Zhao Heng.
China’s National Meteorological Center (NMC) maintained its orange alert against Typhoon Talim.
The center predicted that the typhoon will move northward into waters near the coasts of Zhejiang province tonight before turning northeastward and make landfall in the western coastal area of Kyushu, Japan, on Saturday night or early Sunday morning.
Typhoon Doksuri, meanwhile, has intensified to a strong tropical storm early Thursday morning.
It’s expected to skip waters off the southern coasts of Hainan province to land in northern Vietnam tonight. It is expected to be the most powerful tropical cyclone to hit Vietnam in several years. — Reuters