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Typhoon Megi

My friends and other IA parents are in Beijing right now getting ready to head to Guangzhou for daughter #2. They just told me that China is expecting a typhoon. OMG, are you kidding me... include them in your prayers. (3 videos at the bottom)

*reported that the State Oceanic Administration was estimating waves as high as 7 meters (23 feet) off Guangdong.

*The Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines has cancelled four international flights from Guangzhou already.

*more International flights out of Guangzhou will also be affected in the coming two days due to the bad weather, China Southern Airlines said.

*Domestic flights between Guangzhou and gale-hit coastal cities were also affected, sources at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport revealed.

*At 0300 GMT Friday the storm was located 290 kilometers (180 miles) from the border of Fujian and Guangdong provinces, moving at a speed of up to 10 kilometers an hour, according to China's national weather centre.

*on Friday the storm was packing maximum sustained winds of 173 kilometers an hour (107.5mph).

*local authorities ordered to reinforce seawalls and protect fishing facilities.

*Railway ferry services linking the mainland to the southern island of Hainan have been suspended through Saturday.

*Boats were recalled to port.

*In Guangzhou, Guangdong's capital, services of all passenger liners were suspended.

*According to experts with the National Meteorological Center, Megi is the world's strongest typhoon this year. Southern provinces, including Hainan, Guangdong, Jiangxi and Fujian, were subject to heavy rain and strong wind warnings.

*160,000 people were evacuated in Guangdong. Th

*"The storm surge could be so devastating that buildings, docks, villages and cities could be destroyed by it," Xinhua, the official news agenncy, quoted Bai Yiping, a senior forecaster at the State Oceanic Administration, as saying.

*Red Cross Society of China has kind of stepped up preparations and vigilance right along that coast line to meet any eventuality."

1 comment:

Sophia's Mama and Baba said...

it was purely luck,prayer the grace of god that we were not effected by the typhoon. We actually had beautiful weather and not a drop of rain or evern clouds the whole time we were in GZ. The locals said it had rained the days before we got there and then the storm passed through and headed further north. Someone knew I could not handle a second typhoon in China LOL....

Please forgive all spelling and grammer errors for the next few days ...still jet lagged :)

Susan

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