Typhoon Nida swept through Hong Kong


BEIJING: On Monday China subjected an alert for Typhoon Nida ahead of its landfall in the southern areas. China's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) subjected the red alert for ocean waves and storm tides as Typhoon Nida move towards the mainland. From night, sea waves as elevated as 11 metres are predictable in the northern South China Sea, whereas the southern Taiwan Strait will witness waves as elevated as seven meters. The SOA also subjected a red alert storm tides and predictable that the sea level off the Pearl River estuary will increase up to 220 cm. Sources also reported that, early on Tuesday Typhoon Nida is probable to land in Guangdong Province, probably about the Pearl River Delta.

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According to a circular on the website of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, local authorities in the provinces of Hunan, Guangdong, Guizhou and Yunnan, as well as Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, have been commended to directly monitor the typhoon and publicize near the beginning warning information in a timely manner. The China National Commission for Disaster Reduction has asked people in typhoon-affected areas to store every day necessities for at slightest one to three days, the circular conveyed, adding that crisis mechanisms for disaster relief will be activated if essential. On Tuesday Typhoon Nida will make landfall in south China's Guangdong Province. Numerous Chinese provinces suffered heavy damages due to heavy rains throughout the precedent few weeks. At least 173 people were killed and 126 people scheduled missing in previous weeks rains.

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