Typhoon Vicente - Jul 2012
Typhoon Vincent made landfall as a category 4 storm in the Quangdong province in southern China on 24 Jul 2012, killing three people, toppling 300 houses and damaging 13,600 hectares of crops (Xinhua, 24 Jul 2012). In neighboring Guangxi, 400,000 people were affected (Xinhua, 26 Jul 2012). The typhoon weakened quickly into a tropical depression and then into a low pressure zone, causing heavy rainfall in northern Viet Nam, where nine people were killed, mainly due to landslides and drowning (UN Country Team, 27 Jul 2012).
Source:China Meteorological News Press
Recently many departments included Ministry of Civil Affair and General Office of National Committee for Disaster Reduction organized meetings to analyze the conditions of natural disasters of China in 2012.
BEIJING, August 1 (Xinhuanet) --Currently, China is experiencing the main flood season and is facing severe challenges of flood control and typhoon prevention.
On August 1, CMA issued a notice which demanded to strengthen the transmission, application and popularization of FengYun-2 F satellite's intensive observational data, fully play the role of meteorological satellite so as to provide services for this flood season and other great events.