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China, Korean Peninsula, Taiwan - Tropical Cyclone HAGUPIT update (GDACS, JTWC, CMA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 04 August 2020)

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-Tropical Cyclone HAGUPIT made landfall over Wenzhou (southern Zhejiang Province, China) on 3 August as a typhoon. On 4 August, its centre was approximately 255 km south of Shangai, with maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h (tropical storm).

  • Media report one death and one injured person in the Taipei area (Taiwan), with 381,000 people preventively evacuated across Zhejiang Province.

  • Residents across the Korean Peninsula are bracing for more heavy rain. North Chungcheong Province (South Korea) is the worst affected, with mudslides and flooding forcing people from their homes and damaging infrastructure. 12 people died and another 13 are missing in South Korea.

  • Typhoon Hagupit will reach the region by the second half of the week as a tropical rainstorm. These are the fourth major floods experienced in the country since mid-July. Heavy rain and strong wind will continue to affect Taiwan, and parts of Zhejiang, and Jiangsu Provinces (China). Very heavy rain is forecast over southern Zhejiang and the Korean Peninsula.