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Orange alert issued for upcoming tropical storms in Fujian

2010-08-31 11:39:35 GMT2010-08-31 19:39:35 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A girl walks in rainstorm in Jiangtian Township of Changle City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Aug. 31, 2010. (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan)

Soldiers escort tourists to safe place in Jiangtian Township of Changle City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Aug. 31, 2010. (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan)

Soldiers call back fishermen on the sea with loudspeaker in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, Aug. 31, 2010. (Xinhua/Huang Yuqing)

Soldiers help fishermen reinforce their rafts in Xiapu County of Ningde City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Aug. 31, 2010. (Xinhua/Lin Xintao)

A soldier helps a fisherman reinforce the raft in Xiapu County of Ningde City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Aug. 31, 2010. (Xinhua/Lin Xintao)

Soldiers and policemen help to moor a boat from Taiwan, in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, Aug. 31, 2010. (Xinhua/Huang Yuqing)

Photo taken on Aug. 31, 2010 shows high waves in the sea area off Jiangtian Township of Changle City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Aug. 31, 2010. (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan)

As Typhoon Kompasu and tropical storms Namtheun and Lionrock approaching, the coastal areas of southeast China will be hit by heavy rainstorms and gales. The central observatory of China has issued orange warning signal to inform local citizens and governments of potential danger.

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