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Super typhoon Megi to bring heavy rains in southern China's Guangdong Province

10-21-2010 14:11 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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Super typhoon Megi is gaining strength, and is forecast to make a hard landfall on the eastern coast of southern China's Guangdong Province around Saturday. The Central Meteorologic Observatory issued an early warning on Wednesday.

Southern provinces of Hainan, Guangdong, and eastern province of Fujian are bracing for heavy rains and strong winds in the coming days. The State Oceanic Administration estimated that the coast of Guangdong could see 5-to-7-meter high waves over the next 24 to 48 hours.

The provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters has also been called upon to take precautions, and ensure the safety of venues and equipment of the upcoming Asian Games in Guangzhou. Residents in Haikou, capital of the southern island province of Hainan, are swarming to supermarkets to buy food, vegetables and bottled water as the typhoon approaches.

Megi, meaning "catfish" in Korean, intensified into a super typhoon on Tuesday after reaching the South China Sea late Monday night.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV

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