Fri, September 03, 2010
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Tropical storm Lionrock brings heavy rainfall to SE China regions

2010-09-03 11:03:40 GMT2010-09-03 19:03:40 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A local citizen rides motorcycle in rain on a street of Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, Sept.3, 2010. Under the impact of tropical storm Lionrock, a thunder storm hit Wuhan on Friday. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)

GUANGZHOU, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Tropical storm Lionrock continued to bring widespread rain Friday to southeast China, as its was downgraded to a tropical low pressure front in Guangdong Province after a fierce landing in Fujian Province on Thursday.

Lionrock brought heavy rains up to 308.5 millimeters in the central part of Guangdong in the 24 hours till 8 a.m. Friday, said Liang Jian, chief weatherman of the provincial meteorological station.

He said the station had issued a warning that rainfall could reach up to 100 millimeters over a three-hour period and the rain was expected to continue till Sunday.

The alert means rains up to 100 millimeters in the next three hours.

Lionrock-triggered rains have also hit east China's Jiangxi and Anhui provinces, as the local weather departments issued rain alerts.

Authorities in Xunwu County in Jiangxi have evacuated 120 residents from hilly areas prone to landslides.

The power supply to 150,000 households in Zhangzhou City, Fujian, resumed Friday, after the weather caused a blackout in the city early Thursday.

About 162,200 people in Fujian Province had been evacuated to safe places before the storm came. No casualties have been reported.

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