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Typhoon Lionrock makes landfall in east China's Fujian

2010-09-02 01:06:42 GMT2010-09-02 09:06:42 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

An advertisement board totters in gale at a crossing of Jiuzhen Township of Zhangpu County, southeast China's Fujian province, Sept. 2, 2010. Tropical storm Lionrock, the eighth of this year, made landfall on Fujian early Thursday morning. Under the impact of Lionrock, torrential rain was seen along the coast of Zhangzhou City, and the rain was the heaviest in Dongshan and Zhangpu counties. (Xinhua/Jiang Kehong)

A resident rides motorcycle in rain in Zhangzhou City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Sept. 2, 2010. Tropical storm Lionrock, the eighth of this year, made landfall on Fujian early Thursday morning. Under the impact of Lionrock, torrential rain was seen along the coast of Zhangzhou City, and the rain was the heaviest in Dongshan and Zhangpu counties. (Xinhua/Jiang Kehong)

A journalist struggles in strong wind in Zhangzhou City, southeast China's Fujian province, Sept. 2, 2010. Tropical storm Lionrock, the eighth of this year, made landfall on Fujian early Thursday morning. Under the impact of Lionrock, torrential rain was seen along the coast of Zhangzhou City, and the rain was the heaviest in Dongshan and Zhangpu counties. (Xinhua/Jiang Kehong)

A woman walks against rainstorm in Shishi City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Sept. 2, 2010. Tropical storm Lionrock, the eighth of this year, made landfall on Fujian early Thursday morning. Under the impact of Lionrock, torrential rain was seen along the coast of Zhangzhou City, and the rain was the heaviest in Dongshan and Zhangpu counties. (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan)

Thick clouds shroud Jinjiang City, southeast China's Fujian province, Sept. 2, 2010. Tropical storm Lionrock, the eighth of this year, made landfall on Fujian early Thursday morning. Under the impact of Lionrock, torrential rain was seen along the coast of Zhangzhou City, and the rain was the heaviest in Dongshan and Zhangpu counties. (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan)

FUZHOU, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Tropical storm Lionrock, the eighth of this year, made landfall on east China's Fujian Province early Thursday morning, local meteorologists said.

The storm landed at Gulei Town of Zhangpu County at around 6:50 a.m. with a speed of 82.8 km per hour near its center.

Under the impact of Lionrock, torrential rain was seen along the coast of Zhangzhou City, and the rain was the heaviest in Dongshan and Zhangpu counties.

No casualties have been reported.

Local meteorologists have warned residents of mudflows and landslides that might be triggered by the tropical storm.

The meteorologists forecast that rainfalls would be up to 100 to 200 mm in Zhangzhou, Quanzhou, Xiamen and Putian cities of Fujian from Thursday to Friday.

By 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, 162,200 people in the province had been evacuated to safe places, and 50,703 fishing ships had been back to harbors.

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