China issues warning as Typhoon Jangmi approaches

September 29th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Sep 29 (Xinhua) China issued a warning Monday morning against the approaching Typhoon Jangmi, which has left two people dead and 58 injured in Taiwan over the weekend.According to the latest forecast at 6 a.m. by China’s National Meteorological Observatory, the typhoon was located 210 km southeast off the Cangnan county in Zhejiang province with winds of up to 126 km per hour.

The super-strong typhoon had eased and would continue to move northward at 15 km per hour, the observatory said.

Issuing a notice, the observatory said Jangmi might divert to move northeast during the daytime, but it could not rule out the possibility that the typhoon might make landfall at coastal areas along Fujian and Zhejiang provinces.

It also advised ships and fishing boats to seek shelters at ports and urged local authorities prepare for possible floods and landslides.

The typhoon brought heavy landfall in Taiwan’s northeastern Yilan region Sunday afternoon before heading towards China.

Taiwan’s disaster centre said Monday that the typhoon left two people dead, two missing and 58 injured when it slammed the country over the weekend.

The typhoon caused severe damage to agriculture as large areas of crops and vegetables were inundated by floods, the centre said.

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