Friday, July 18, 2014

Rammasun strengthens to super typhoon

HAIKOU, July 18 (Xinhua) -- Rammasun has strengthened to a super typhoon and is expected to make landfall in south China's island province of Hainan or coastal area of Guangdong Province on Friday afternoon, Hainan provincial meteorological station said on Friday.

Rammasun packing rainstorms and winds of up to 180 km per hour, is moving northwest at a speed of 20 to 25 km per hour and will probably land in Qionghai City of Hainan or Dianbai District, Maoming City of Guangdong, according to the station's forecast.

The super typhoon is expected to be the strongest that Hainan Province has witnessed in 40 years. 
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-07/18/c_133493184.htm
18/7/14
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  1. Beijing prepares for more wild weather...

    Beijing's municipal government advised employers, middle schools and elementary schools to be flexible in their scheduling when confronted with extreme weather, such as heavy rainstorms, according to a new emergency response plan released on Wednesday.

    The city said that when a red alert is issued - the most serious warning in the city's emergency response plan for flooding or landslides - municipal departments must make their best efforts to protect residents.

    Meanwhile all kindergartens, primary schools and middle schools should be closed, and companies should change their working schedules, it said.

    When an orange alert - the second-highest level - is issued, all institutions can adjust time schedules to relieve rush hour traffic pressure.

    The municipal weather authority will issue one of four alarms based on the scale of the rainfall, traffic conditions or other factors under the new rainstorm warning system. Prewarning forecasts will be sent directly to cellphones.

    Several serious downpours have deluged the capital since the flooding season began in June, keeping the city's contingency forces on alert.

    On Wednesday afternoon, a sudden storm with heavy rain and hail hit the city's northwestern areas, submerging 18 vehicles parked on a low road. No casualties were reported.

    The average rainfall was around 19 mm, in alignment with a blue alert, the lowest level.

    The northwestern districts and suburbs witnessed the most rain. The heaviest rainfall measured around 50 mm per hour in Haidian district.

    The district's government said one area at Tiancun East Road flooded when tree branches blocked drainage holes, making the water rise quickly to around 1.5 meters and inundating 18 parked cars.

    Insurance companies have started investigations for future claims...............http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/
    18/7/14

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  2. Typhoon gathers fury as it approaches southern China...

    (Reuters) - A typhoon heading toward southern China has strengthened as it approaches the provinces of Hainan and Guangdong and is now a super typhoon, the government said on Friday, ordering that all efforts be made to prevent loss of life.

    Typhoon Rammasun, which has already killed at least 54 people in the Philippines, is expected to make landfall between the two provinces on Friday afternoon, the National Meteorological Center said on its website...........http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/18/us-china-typhoon-idUSKBN0FN0BM20140718?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

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