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Typhoon Lionrock makes landfall in east China's Fujian

09-02-2010 12:00 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

FUZHOU, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Tropical storm Lionrock, the eighth of this year, made landfall on east China's Fujian Province early Thursday morning, local meteorologists said.

An advertisement board totters in gale at a crossing of Jiuzhen Township
of Zhangpu County, southeast China's Fujian province, Sept. 2, 2010.
Tropical storm Lionrock, the eighth of this year, made landfall on Fujian
early Thursday morning. Under the impact of Lionrock, torrential rain was
seen along the coast of Zhangzhou City, and the rain was the heaviest in
Dongshan and Zhangpu counties.(Xinhua/Jiang Kehong)

The storm landed at Gulei Town of Zhangpu County at around 6:50 a.m. with a speed of 82.8 km per hour near its center.

Under the impact of Lionrock, torrential rain was seen along the coast of Zhangzhou City, and the rain was the heaviest in Dongshan and Zhangpu counties.

No casualties have been reported.

Local meteorologists have warned residents of mudflows and landslides that might be triggered by the tropical storm.

The meteorologists forecast that rainfalls would be up to 100 to 200 mm in Zhangzhou, Quanzhou, Xiamen and Putian cities of Fujian from Thursday to Friday.

By 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, 162,200 people in the province had been evacuated to safe places, and 50,703 fishing ships had been back to harbors.


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