I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Haima has caused estimated direct economic losses of 4.76 billion yuan (702.65 million U.S. dollars) in the three provinces of Jiangsu, Fujian, and Guangdong, the Ministry of Civil Affairs announced Tuesday.
As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, about 114,000 residents had been relocated, 239,500 hectares of crops and 3,200 houses damaged, and another 600 houses destroyed by the typhoon, according to the statement.
Typhoon Haima, the 22nd typhoon of the year, made landfall in the southern province of Guangdong on Oct. 21.
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On 19 October, Category 4 Typhoon Haima (locally named Lawin) made landfall in Cagayan province. After landfall, the storm left a broad path of debris, causing flooding and landslides, and damaging about 46,000 houses. As of 24 October, authorities have confirmed eight fatalities and approximately 159,000 people remain displaced (38,000 people are staying inside evacuation centres and 121,000 people outside of evacuation centres). The Government is leading the humanitarian response and has declined an offer of international assistance.
GUANGZHOU, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Haima barreled into south China Friday, triggering sudden downpours in several cities as authorities rushed to issue warnings against floods, landslides, and other weather-related disasters.
According to local meteorological services, Haima made landfall in the city of Shanwei, Guangdong Province, shortly after noon. It weakened as it traveled further north. But at least five counties and cities in Guangdong experienced unabated heavy rain Friday night.
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Tropical Cyclone SARIKA made landfall close to Fangchenggang city (Guangxi province, China) on 19 morning UTC, as a Tropical Storm. It then continued moving north north-east over Guangxi, dissipating.
According to National Authorities, as of 20 October early morning (UTC), in China over 47 000 people have been evacuated and over 2 500 houses have been partially or fully damaged in Hainan.
Over the next 24 h, heavy rain could still affect the southern provinces of China (Hainan, Guangdong, Yunann, Guizhou and Guangxi) and northern Vietnam.
SHENZHEN, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Offices, businesses and schools in the southern city of Shenzhen will close as Typhoon Haima is expected to hit Friday afternoon, the local flood control authorities said.
Shenzhen in Guangdong Province will activate China's highest-level of emergency response measures starting midnight Thursday to prepare for the country's 22nd typhoon this year.
Shenzhen's Meteorological Observatory predicated that Haima will land at 2 p.m., bringing winds of up to 117 km per hour and rainfall exceeding 100 millimeters.
GUANGZHOU, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Haima is highly likely to land in China's southern coastal province of Guangdong Friday, local flood control authorities said Wednesday.
The authorities have predicted that the typhoon will wreck havoc and cause grave losses, as it is moving fast and expected to bring strong gales, downpours and will likely trigger secondary disasters.
At 4 p.m., the center of Haima was about 1,170 km away from Shenzhen City, Guangdong, packing winds of over 220 km per hour.
Tropical Cyclone SARIKA, after crossing Hainan province (China), is reaching north-eastern Vietnam, as a Tropical Storm. On 19 October at 0.00 (UTC) it center was located 35 km off the coast of Van Don district (Quang Ninh province, Vietnam) and had max. sustained winds of 65 km/h (Tropical Storm).
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HAIKOU, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Sarika, the 21st typhoon of the year, made landfall in south China's Hainan Tuesday morning as torrential rain and gales lashed the island province.
The tropical cyclone, with maximum winds of up to 162 km per hour recorded in the eye of the storm, landed at Hele Town, Wanning City, at 9:50 a.m., according to the local meteorological bureau.
The National Meteorological Center issued a red alert, its highest-level alert, for Sarika, Tuesday morning.