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China issues red alert for Typhoon Lekima [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2019-8-9 14:44:14 |Display all floors
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The center of Typhoon Lekima, the ninth typhoon of the year, was about 290 km southeast of Wenling in Zhejiang at 8 a.m. Friday, with a maximum wind force of 209 km per hour.

Over dozens of trains and ferry services have been canceled and flights delayed in major east China airports as a result of Lekima and residents in the area are honkering down their homes for the typhoon.

Over hundreds of tourists in this area have also been evacuated for safety concerns.



According to the meteorological center, Lekima will bring heavy rains to areas including provinces of Anhui, Fujian, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, the municipality of Shanghai as well as Taiwan region.

Provinces including Zhejiang and Jiangsu have given out emergency response alerts.

Also a nation-wide yellow alert for rainstorms has been issued by China's national weather observatory as heavy rains will sweep most parts of China from Friday to Saturday morning.

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

(With input from Xinhua News Agency)




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Post time 2019-8-10 16:19:28 |Display all floors
How about a red alert for visits to Hong Kong in view of the rioting?

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Post time 2019-8-10 16:24:45 |Display all floors
Riotings in Hong Kong are more destructive and dangerous than typhoon; perhaps a red alert should be issued?

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Post time 2019-8-11 07:24:29 |Display all floors
"residents are honkering down their homes for the typhoon"  A lot of that "honkering" going on everywhere in China, go to almost any street and you will find it, even without the typhoons.

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