Saturday, September 21, 2013

China issues alert for super typhoon Usagi. (1+1 video fr)


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China’s meteorological authority has issued an alert for super typhoon Usagi that is expected to hit the country’s southern coast. 

Usagi was upgraded to a super typhoon at around 5 p.m. Beijing time on Thursday. This is the strongest classification for a Typhoon. 


It has been predicted to hit the coastal region between China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and southeastern Fujian Province on Sunday evening. 

In response, the State Oceanic Administration has initiated an I-class emergency response for the typhoon, the highest level of the nation's maritime disaster response system.
The Administration says Usagi may become one of the strongest typhoons to hit China’s southeastern coast this year.
english.cntv.cn
20/9/13
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  • Powerful typhoon hits Taiwan, Philippines...

TAIPEI, Taiwan: The most powerful typhoon of the year was sweeping through the Luzon Strait on Saturday, battering island communities and drenching southern Taiwan and the northern Philippines.

Super Typhoon Usagi had maximum sustained winds of 222 kph (139 mph) and gusts exceeding 260 kph (163 mph) early Saturday, and was 550 kilometers south of Taipei, Taiwan's capital, according to the US Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center. A storm achieves super typhoon status when winds reach 240 kph (150 mph).

In the Philippines, Usagi triggered landslides and power outages in parts of the north of the country, including Batanes province where it made landfall early Saturday. No casualties have been reported.

China's National Meteorological Center announced a red alert, the observatory's highest, as the storm maintained its track toward Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. The observatory warned Usagi will impact coastal areas of Zhejiang and Fujian provinces.

The US Navy's warning center predicted that Usagi will make landfall near Hong Kong with weaker but dangerous sustained winds of 180 kph (113 mph) early Monday morning.

In Taiwan, nearly 2,500 people were evacuated from flood-prone areas and remote mountainous regions. Torrential rains were reported along the eastern coast and in the south as officials warned of cumulative rainfall of 1,000 millimeters (39 inches) along the east coast.

Usagi retains a massive diameter of 1,100 kilometers (680 miles), with its outer rain bands extending across the main northern Philippine island of Luzon and all of Taiwan. Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau warned winds of 100 kph (63 mph) could hit Taipei.

The Office of Civil Defense in Manila said at least five families had to be evacuated from their homes in mountainous Benguet province after several landslides damaged houses and roads. Pockets of power outages were reported in at least five northern provinces, where several roads and bridges were impassable.

The government's weather bureau said Usagi was forecast to blow out of Philippine territory by Saturday evening.

In Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific Airways said Saturday that flights are unaffected but warned of delayed and canceled flights from Sunday evening to Monday morning. The airline urged passengers to postpone non-essential travel on those two days. 
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/Powerful-typhoon-hits-Taiwan-Philippines/articleshow/22840061.cms
21/9/13
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1 comment:

  1. Le super-typhon Usagi menace Hong Kong et la Chine...

    La plus puissante tempête tropicale de l'année a fouetté cette nuit les Philippines et Taïwan, déracinant des arbres et provoquant des pannes de courant.

    Les bourrasques atteignent 250 kilomètres/heure. Usagi s'est d'abord dirigé sur les îles Batanes, dans le nord des Philippines, pendant la nuit de vendredi à samedi, endommageant les lignes téléphoniques et les cultures dans les champs, selon les autorités.

    «Les vents sont très forts. Je ne peux pas sortir maintenant», a déclaré le gouverneur de Batanes, Vicente Gato, à la radio DZBB à Manille. «Beaucoup d'arbres ont été déracinés et nous n'avons plus d'électricité», a-t-il dit. Dans son dernier bulletin d'alerte, le Centre national pour la gestion et la réduction des risques des catastrophes a enregistré des inondations dans quatre régions de l'île principale de Luzon, la zone la plus peuplée des Philippines. Plusieurs routes et ponts ont été rendus impraticables par la montée des eaux ou par des glissements de terrain.

    Aucun décès n'a été rapporté dans l'immédiat, mais les services d'urgence et de secours ont dit se préparer au pire. Plus de 100 familles ont déjà été évacuées dans une province au nord......http://www.lefigaro.fr/international/2013/09/21/01003-20130921ARTFIG00314-hong-kong-se-prepare-a-l-arrivee-du-super-typhon-usagi.php
    21/9/13

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