Typhoon Lupit lands in south China's Guangdong

Source: Xinhua| 2021-08-05 13:02:52|Editor: huaxia

Fishing boats berth at a dock in Zhangzhou City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Aug. 4, 2021. Typhoon Lupit, the ninth this year, is likely to make landfall on the coast from Lufeng of south China's Guangdong Province to Jinjiang of Fujian Province around midday Thursday, the Ministry of Emergency Management said. (Xinhua/Zhou Yi)

BEIJING, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Lupit made landfall in China's Shantou city, Guangdong Province, at about 11:20 a.m. Thursday, packing winds of up to 23 meters per second at its center, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).

From 2 p.m. Thursday to 2 p.m. Friday, parts of Fujian, Guangxi and Guangdong will experience heavy downpours of 250-300 mm, according to an NMC forecast issued at 10 a.m. Thursday.

China has activated a level four emergency response for flood and typhoon control, and dispatched a working team to Guangdong to guide local typhoon and rainstorm prevention work. Enditem

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