Friday, October 02, 2015

China on blue alert for typhoon Mujigae

The National Meteorological Center (NMC) on Friday issued a blue alert for the approaching typhoon Mujigae, which is expected to batter China's southern regions.

Mujigae, the 22nd typhoon of the year, will enter the eastern South China Sea around noon, and then move toward the coast of eastern Hainan and western Guangdong with strengthening force, according to the NMC. The wind speed at the center of the typhoon will top 136.8 km per hour at landfall.

The typhoon will bring gales to coastal regions of Guangdong and Hainan provinces in the coming two days, and the eastern and northern parts of Hainan Province will see moderate to heavy rain.

China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe weather, followed by orange, yellow and blue. 

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  1. Chinese government has warned coastal China to prepare for the arrival of super typhoon Mujigae, as the alert level has been upgraded to orange, the second highest...

    The National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Civil Affairs ordered governments in south and southwest China to activate contingency and early warning plans.

    Governments of provincial regions including Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Guizhou and Yunnan should closely track the typhoon and make timely public announcements, the ministry said in statement on Saturday.

    Relief supplies should be readied, it said.

    Governments should also advise residents to prepare supplies for at least one to three days, evacuate those living in areas that might be severely affected, and warn ships to take shelter in harbors, according to the statement.

    Mujigae, the 22nd typhoon of the year, was in the northern part of the South China Sea this morning, and is expected to move northwest at a speed of 20-25 km per hour with strengthening force, according to the National Meteorological Center. It is forecast to make a landfall on Sunday noon on the southern part of the Leizhou Peninsular, Hainan, with a speed of up to 151.2 km per hour at its center.

    The typhoon will bring gales to the coastal regions of Guangdong, Hainan and Guangxi in the coming two days. Most parts of Hainan and Guangdong will experience torrential rain.
    Xinhua -

  2. China typhoon kills six, knocks out power as tornado snaps trees...

    A typhoon bringing heavy rain churned inland through southern China on Monday, a day after making landfall, killing at least six people, injuring hundreds, knocking out power and overturning cars.

    The storm made landfall in the southern province of Guangdong on Sunday, triggering widespread blackouts, state media said. Winds knocked out power grids along the coast, leaving large areas without electricity, water or telecommunications.

    TV footage showed trees snapped in two by a tornado spawned by the storm and a building at a construction raised from the ground like a toy. A crane toppled from a high-rise under construction.

    The storm is expected to lose strength as it heads northwest. Authorities warned that flooding and mudslides were possible in the southwestern province of Yunnan.

    Authorities have canceled dozens of flights, evacuated thousands and returned nearly 64,000 fishing boats to harbor in the south, state television reported..........Reuters


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