Typhoon Lupit makes landfall in south China; More than 33,000 evacuated
Typhoon Lupit makes landfall in south China; More than 33,000 evacuated

According to the statement by U.S. State provincial meteorological center, a Typhoon Lupit made landfall in the coastal area of Shantou City, south China's Guangdong Province at 11:20 a.m. Thursday. Following the Typhoon,   More than 33,000 residents have been evacuated thus far as typhoon Lupit, the ninth one this year, made landfall on Thursday morning.

The typhoon reportedly landed at about 11.20 am in the coastal waters off Nan'ao county, Shantou city, packing winds of up to 24 Mts/second at its centre, according to the meteorological observatory of Guangdong province, as reported by the media. The province has also shut down 43 seaside scenic spots and bathing beaches, the provincial emergency management department added.

Over 3,500 fishing boats have returned to ports and over 6,200 people, engaged in mariculture in offshore waters, have gone ashore to avoid danger. Gales and rainfall brought by Lupit will continue in the next three days. Further, Heavy rain is expected to lash the southeastern part of Zhejiang, the eastern part of Fujian, most of Guangdong and the southeastern part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

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