Typhoon Bailu makes landfall in East China

  • China
  • Monday, 26 Aug 2019

Winded: A pedestrian fighting against strong winds caused by tropical storm Bailu in Taipei, Taiwan. — AFP

FUZHOU: Typhoon Bailu made landfall in East China’s Fujian province, local authorities said.

With a maximum wind force of 90kph, Bailu, the 11th typhoon this year, made landfall in Dongshan County at 7.25am yesterday.

Fujian province said on Saturday that 9,926 fishing vessels had been recalled to harbour as it braced itself for the coming Typhoon Bailu.

The province’s flood control and drought relief headquarters said 14,012 people had been evacuated from aquatic farms.

Authorities also closed 149 seaside scenic spots and 1,318 construction sites out of safety concerns.The typhoon also halted ferry services between Xiamen and Kinmen in Taiwan, and between Pingtan and Taiwan’s Taichung.

A total of 124 flights have been cancelled at Xiamen airport.

South China’s Guangdong province launched a level-IV emergency response, the lowest level, for strong winds.

The provincial agriculture and rural affairs department issued a notice requesting fishing vessels in related waters to return to harbour for shelter. — Xinhua

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