Typhoon Dujuan makes landfall in China

Beijing, Sep 29 (IANS) Typhoon Dujuan, the 21st typhoon of this year, made landfall in east China’s Fujian province on Tuesday.

The storm hit the coastal city of Putian around 8.50 a.m. (local time), packing winds of up to 33 metres per second, Xinhua quoted the Fujian Meteorological Service.

It moved at a weakening speed of 20 km per hour. It is forecast to reach Jiangxi province on Tuesday night, according to the National Meteorological Centre.

Fujian province authorities issued a level one emergency response for Dujuan early Tuesday morning.

On Monday, all 32,090 fishing boats offshore in the province returned to harbour and around 160,000 people returned to shore, according to the provincial flood control office.

Between 8.00 a.m. on Monday and 7.00 a.m. on Tuesday, heavy rain swept Fujian with maximum precipitation of 162 mm in Minhou county, the office said.

The typhoon has also brought gales, torrential rain and high waves to neighbouring Zhejiang province.

Scenic spots in seven districts and counties of Wenzhou city have been temporarily closed.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here