Emergency plan made as Typhoon Fung Wong to land in Taiwan

2008-07-27 05:02:04 GMT       2008-07-27 13:02:04 (Beijing Time)       Xinhua English

A paramilitary policeman helps a local fisherman unload goods in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang Province as the tropical storm Fung Wong will make landfall head-on in neighbouring Fujian Province. (Xinhua Photo)

Frontier soldiers evacuate tourists as Typhoon Fung Wong approaches, in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, July 27, 2008. Typhoon Fung Wong is forecast to land in Fujian late July 28 or early July 29. (Xinhua/He Huafeng)

Frontier soldiers report to a fisherman the situation of Typhoon Fung Wong in Putian, southeast China's Fujian Province, July 27, 2008. Typhoon Fung Wong is forecast to land in Fujian late July 28 or early July 29. (Xinhua/Sun Weifeng)

FUZHOU, July 27 (Xinhua) -- China's National Meteorological Administration (NMA) on Sunday morning launched the level-two emergency plan against Typhoon Fung Wong as it is forecast to make the landfall in Taiwan on Monday morning.

Fung Wong, the eighth tropical storm of this year which strengthened into a full-scale typhoon late on Saturday, is forecast to approach Fujian and Zhejiang provinces on Monday nightor Tuesday after lashing Taiwan.

The eye of Typhoon Fung Wong was monitored at 440 km southeast of the island's Hua Lien as of 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, packing up force-13 winds and moving westward at a speed of 15 km per hour.

NMA urged meteorological departments at state level and in Zhejiang, Fujian and Shanghai to implement the level-two emergency plan immediately, with personnel on duty around the clock.

Anhui, Jiangsu and Jiangxi provinces are also required to get prepared for possible disasters.

I have comments _COUNT_