Tropical storm Fung-wong makes landfall in Eastern China
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
China, at about 7:35 p.m (1135 ) yesterday, bringing with it reportedly 100 (60 ) winds and heavy rains.made landfall in , ,
China prepared for the storms by recalling nearly 33,000 ships and boats to port, and the preemptive evacuation of over 250,000 people from vulnerable areas. Fung-Wong was moving inland, northwards and eastwards, and as it did so wind speeds and the possibility of wind damage should diminish however it should continue to present a flooding risk. The storm was expected to hittoday, and around 100,000 people were placed on standby to deal with possible flooding. Fung-wong should also lead to heavy rain in and bringing with it the threat of flash floods.
Prior to hitting China, Fung-wong had previously landed inand the , leading directly to one death in Taiwan. Philippine officials said flooding and strong winds caused a minimum of ten deaths in the Philippines, with about 200,000 people displaced from their homes.
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