Sunday, November 27, 2016

China issues alert as typhoon Tokage nears

Chinese meteorological authorities have issued an orange alert - third in the four-color alert system - against typhoon Tokage as it approaches the southern regions of the country.

Tokage, the 25th typhoon this year, entered the South China Sea early on Sunday and is moving at a speed of between five and 10 kilometers per hour, the country's meteorological centre said in a statement.
Strong winds and rains are expected in the coastal regions in the provinces of Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong and Hainan, as well as the autonomous Guangxi region.

The centre recommended the local authorities of these provinces take precautions, including ensuring that boats return to the ports before the arrival of the typhoon.

According to the authorities, the typhoon will change course from Monday onwards and turn southwest, but with less force.

In September, the super typhoon Meranti, the strongest of the year, left some 30 people dead and dozens injured during its passage through Taiwan and China.

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