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Shandong: Last-minute preparation for Muifa's arrival

08-08-2011 15:31 BJT

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Authorities in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao in Shandong Province have closed beaches and piled sandbags along its waterfront in preparation for Typhoon Muifa.

The region's most powerful storm in years is forecast to make landfall in Shandong peninsula early Monday. Thousands of residents have been evacuated from coastal areas. Local ferries are closed and more than 2 thousand fishing boats have been called to port. 50 flights have been canceled at Qingdao airport.

Meanwhile, heavy rain is also forecast for parts of the Korean Peninsula. In South Korea, authorities have issued a tidal-wave and flood warning along the country's western and southern coasts. Many domestic flights between Seoul and Jeju island have been cancelled.


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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