Typhoon Talim intensifies; over two lakh people evacuated in China's Fujian, Zhejiang provinces

Over two lakh people have been evacuated from China's Fujian and Zhejiang provinces as Talim, the region's 18th typhoon this year, moves rapidly towards the country's southeast coast.

PTI September 13, 2017 20:46:00 IST
Typhoon Talim intensifies; over two lakh people evacuated in China's Fujian, Zhejiang provinces

Beijing: Over two lakh people have been evacuated from China's Fujian and Zhejiang provinces as Talim, the region's 18th typhoon this year, moves rapidly towards the country's southeast coast.

Typhoon Talim intensifies over two lakh people evacuated in Chinas Fujian Zhejiang provinces

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The provincial meteorological department of Fujian forecast that Talim would intensify into a super typhoon with a speed of 180 to 200-km per hour within the next two days.

China's national weather observatory today forecast that Talim would either move northwest and make landfall in Zhejiang from tomorrow night to Friday morning, or move north into waters near Zhejiang on Friday and then turn northeast, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

More than 1.20 lakh people have been moved to safe places, 20,000 fishing vessels taken shelter in Fujian, and nearly 2,000 scenic spots and construction sites shut down.

In Zhejiang, nearly 9,000 people have been relocated and more than 4,700 fishing vessels harbored.

In the meantime, Typhoon Doksuri, the 19th in the region this year, has been forecast to either pass the coast of south China's Hainan Island or land in coastal areas of the province Thursday night or Friday morning.

The Hainan weather bureau on Wednesday morning issued an alert for the approaching Typhoon Doksuri.

Earlier this month, Mawar, the 16th typhoon to hit China this year, had made a landfall in the country's southern Guangdong province, bringing gales of 20 meters per second.

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