CHINA Typhoon Lekima makes landfall in Wenling


Typhoon Lekima makes landfall in Wenling

08:23, August 10, 2019

Typhoon Lekima strikes the coastal areas of Eastern Zhejiang province, Aug 9, 2019. Before landfall of Typhoon Lekima, 12,000 emergency shelters have been opened in Zhejiang province. More than 700,000 people have been resettled, among which more than 110,000 have moved to shelters. [Photo/VCG]

The traffic management bureau of China's Ministry of Public Security has issued a warning Friday, asking people to refrain from going out as Typhoon Lekima strikes. The National Meteorological Center issued a top-level red alert for Typhoon Lekima on Friday morning. The slow moving speed and slow decrease in strength of the typhoon means longer duration of storms and more rainfall, significantly impacting travel safety in the eastern coastal areas, according to the bureau. [Photo/VCG]

The bureau also called on local authorities to carry out examinations of potential risks and rigorously take measures in case of emergencies, in order to minimize the number of casualties. [Photo/VCG]

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