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China issues orange alert for typhoon Jangmi

2008-09-30 08:48:34 GMT2008-09-30 16:48:34 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

The sky is covered with dark clouds at Xiasha Seashore Holiday Resort in Changle, southeast China's Fujian Province Sept. 28, 2008. Local meteorological observatory issued an alarm at about 6 a.m. on Monday, saying that Typhoon Jangmi, the 15th and strongest typhoon of this year, divert after entering Taiwan Straits and will shave coastal areas along Fujian Province. The typhoon was expected to bring heavy rains and high winds in the province.(Xinhua Photo)

Local residents ride on motorbikes in rain in Ningde, southeast China's Fujian Province Sept. 29, 2008. Local meteorological observatory issued an alarm at about 6 a.m. on Monday, saying that Typhoon Jangmi, the 15th and strongest typhoon of this year, divert after entering the Taiwan Straits and will shave coastal areas along Fujian Province. The typhoon was expected to bring heavy rains and high winds in the province.(Xinhua Photo)

Armed police check motors of a speed boat in Xiamen of southeast China's Fujian Province to prepare for rescue mission before Typhoon Jangmi arrives on Sept. 28, 2008. (Xinhua/Li Huiyin)

BEIJING, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- The National Meteorological Center (NMC) issued an orange warning for typhoon Jangmi on Tuesday, which was expected to bring strong winds and rain in southeastern coastal areas.

Jangmi, the 15th and strongest typhoon of this year, was about 250 kilometers northeast of Cangnan, in the eastern Zhejiang Province, at 5 a.m., packing winds of up to force 10, or 90 km per hour, in the eye, according to the NMC.

It is moving northeastward at about 10 km per hour and expected to weaken, having shaved Zhejiang's coastal area on Monday night.

Jangmi made landfall in Yilan, Taiwan at 3:40 p.m. Sunday, packing winds of up to 183.6 km per hour in the eye.

Alerted with the orange alarm, the second highest alert, at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, ships and fishing boats were advised to seek shelter in port, and local authorities were warned to prepare for floods and landslides.

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