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China coastal provinces brace for upcoming typhoon Sinlaku
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 13 - 09 - 2008

China's coastal Fujian and Zhejiang provinces issued alerts on Saturday for typhoon Sinlaku, the 13th tropical storm so far this year, Xinhua reported.
Typhoon Sinlaku was expected to hit northeastern Taiwan at Saturday night and land in east China at Sunday morning, bringing downpours and gales, according to Zhejiang Provincial Meteorological Observatory.
The center of Typhoon Sinlaku was 465 kilometers from Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Heavy rains were forecast in the northeastern regions of Fujian, middle and eastern parts of Zhejiang over the next two days because of Typhoon Sinlaku, and there could be torrential rains insome regions of Zhejiang.
The Fujian Provincial Administration of Ocean and Fisheries issued an alert urging all ships to take shelter in nearby bays.
Waves hit the coast as typhoon Sinlaku approaches Nanfangauo. Typhoon Sinlaku lashed Taiwan on Saturday with powerful winds and heavy rains across the island that disrupted flights and train services as well as celebrations for a major holiday.


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