China goes all out to combat Typhoon Lekima

2019-08-13 01:20:44 GMT2019-08-13 09:20:44(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Facing massive train and flight cancellations and delays and severe threats to people's lives and property caused by Typhoon Lekima, China has made all-out efforts in relief works.

As strong gales and torrential rains brought by the typhoon pose safety risks to trains and trigger landslides, leaving railway lines buried and equipment damaged, China Railway Shanghai Group and China Railway Jinan Group launched a level I typhoon emergency response and suspended sections of typhoon-affected railway lines.

Starting from Sunday, parts of suspended trains in the Yangtze River Delta, provinces of Shandong and Jiangxi have resumed operations as the typhoon changed course from stricken areas and weakened.

Additional personnel and services were added to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport to aid passengers with ticket changes and refunds.

Meanwhile, aircraft, hangars and aircraft stands of airports affected by the typhoon were also inspected to guarantee the flights' safety.

To ensure stable power supply, local branches of State Grid Corporation of China stepped up flood control works and dispatched workers to guard large substations full time.

Typhoon Lekima landed Saturday in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang and made a second landing Sunday on the coast of Qingdao in Shandong Province.

By Monday morning, it had left 45 dead and 16 missing in the two provinces. 

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