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China's coastal regions brace for approaching Typhoons

2012-08-03 04:08:24 GMT2012-08-03 12:08:24(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A policeman is on duty on the shore as the Typhoon Saola approaches in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Aug. 3, 2012. Shandong Provincial Meteorological Station has issued the red alert for the Typhoon Saola, the highest warning level in China's four-tier weather warning system. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

Photo taken on Aug. 3, 2012 shows roaring waves in Qingdao as the Typhoon Saola approaches in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province. Shandong Provincial Meteorological Station has issued the red alert for the Typhoon Saola, the highest warning level in China's four-tier weather warning system. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

Waves beat the shore in Qingdao as the Typhoon Saola approaches in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Aug. 3, 2012. Shandong Provincial Meteorological Station has issued the red alert for the Typhoon Saola, the highest warning level in China's four-tier weather warning system. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

A girl waves her shawl on the shore as the Typhoon Saola approaches in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Aug. 3, 2012. Shandong Provincial Meteorological Station has issued the red alert for the Typhoon Saola, the highest warning level in China's four-tier weather warning system. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

Waves beat the shore in Qingdao as the Typhoon Saola approaches in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Aug. 3, 2012. Shandong Provincial Meteorological Station has issued the red alert for the Typhoon Saola, the highest warning level in China's four-tier weather warning system. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

Waves beat the shore in Qingdao as the Typhoon Saola approaches in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Aug. 3, 2012. Shandong Provincial Meteorological Station has issued the red alert for the Typhoon Saola, the highest warning level in China's four-tier weather warning system. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

Waves beat the shore in Qingdao as the Typhoon Saola approaches, east China's Shandong Province, Aug. 3, 2012. Shandong Provincial Meteorological Station has issued the red alert for the Typhoon Saola, the highest warning level in China's four-tier weather warning system. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

Gales and rainstorms lashed coastal regions in east China when two typhoons made landfall in less than ten hours from Thursday to Friday morning, forcing over 300,000 people to evacuate.

Typhoon Saola approaches in Qingdao

Shandong Provincial Meteorological Station has issued the red alert for the Typhoon Saola, the highest warning level in China's four-tier weather warning system.

Typhoon Saola lands in Fujian

Huge waves pounded the shore at Fuding City, located in southeastern China's Fujian Province. Typhoon Saola landed in Fujian at 6:50am today and is expected to head generally northwest at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour.

Typhoon Damrey lands in Jiangsu

Typhoon Damrey made landfall in east China's Jiangsu province last night, bringing gales and rains to Jiangsu and its neighbouring Shandong province.

Damrey, the tenth typhoon of the year, came ashore near the Chenjiagang Township of Xiangshui County around 9:30 pm, packing winds of 126 km/h near its center, according to China's National Meteorological Center.

The storm has brought precipitations to 21 counties in the southern coastal areas of Shandong, local meteorological authorities said. It is moving northwest at a speed of 30 km/h.

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