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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tropical Storm Haima (aka Egay) Hits Southern China




Image: [A man cycles on a stone bridge submerged underwater past a boat at the flooded Donghu Lake in Wuhan, Hubei province, June 21, 2011] Courtesy of: Reuters.






Tropical storm "Haima" has brought gusty wind and squally showers to Hong Kong. Other parts of Southern China have suffered from flooding. The Hong Kong ovservatory has hoisted their "signal number three" wind advisory, as a precautionary measure:

Hong Kong Observatory (Precautionary Measures)
Secure all loose objects, particularly those on balconies and rooftops. Flower pots and other objects likely to be blown away should be taken indoors. Secure hoardings, scaffoldings and temporary structures. Drains should be cleared to avoid blockage and overflows. Stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports. Fishing vessels should seek shelter without delay. Listen to radio and TV announcements and browse the Observatory website for further information about the tropical cyclone.

Storm brings worsening weather to Hong Kong (RTHK)

Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to continue to hit Hong Kong overnight, as Tropical Cyclone Haima passes the territory. The strong wind signal number three remains in force.

However, the Observatory says the chances of a higher signal are low. Winds have brought down dozens of trees around the territory. One person has been injured.

Some services have been affected and kindergartens and special schools have been suspended. But there have been no reports of flooding or landslides.


Tropical storm "Haima" to bring heavy rain
(dongguantoday)
Image courtesy of: whatsonsanya
Tropical storm Haima is expected to land between Taishan and Xuwen, west Guangdong tonight, bringing heavy rain to most areas in Guangdong.

The storm was 480 km southeast to Yangjiang at 8 p.m. yesterday and moving northwest. The provincial Emergency Management Office has launched IV emergency reaction plan.

Rainstorms are expected in Zhanjiang, Maoming, Yangjiang, Jiangmen, Zhuhai and Zhongshan, heavy rains are expected in other Pearl River Delta area and east and northwest Guangdong from this afternoon to tomorrow.

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