China braces for typhoon Kai-TakAugust 17th, 2012 - 8:27 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) China has ordered the fishing vessels to return to harbour and suspended rail services in coastal regions that are in the path of typhoon Kai-Tak.
The storm was expected to make landfall in Guangdong province Friday, Xinhua reported.
A red alert has been issued, the highest in the country’s four-level colour-coded weather warning system.
Heavy rains were expected in the regions.
Train services on Qiongzhou Strait route, linking the island province of Hainan and Guangdong have been suspended.
High-speed trains from Guangdong to Zhuhai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong were also cancelled.
About 50,000 vessels have already returned to harbour Thursday.
Since August, several typhoons, including Saola, Damrey and Haikui have hit China, leaving about 50 people dead.
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- Typhoon Kai-Tak causes havoc in China (Lead) - Aug 17, 2012
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- China braces for Typhoon Muifa - Aug 07, 2011
- 300,000 evacuated as typhoon lands in south China - Sep 29, 2011
- Typhoon Kai-Tak affects one mn people in China - Aug 19, 2012
- Over 850,000 evacuated due to China storms - Aug 05, 2012
- Typhoon-triggered storms kill 14 in China - Aug 07, 2012
- Typhoon Muifa: China evacuates 206,000, issues red alert (Lead) - Aug 06, 2011
- Typhoon Haikui affects 1 mn in China - Aug 09, 2012
- 75,000 evacuated as Nock-Ten storm hits China (Lead) - Jul 29, 2011
- Typhoon kills four, affects millions in China (Lead) - Aug 09, 2012
- 470,000 evacuated as typhoon Nesat lashes China - Oct 01, 2011
- Thousands evacuated in China as Muifa threat looms large (Second Lead) - Aug 06, 2011
- 10 confirmed dead in China storms - Aug 12, 2012
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