Chinese coastal provinces brace for super typhoon Soudelor

Source:Xinhua Published: 2015-8-8 14:50:23

Fujian Province in east China on Saturday issued its highest typhoon alert as super typhoon Soudelor approaches southeast China's coastal provinces.

The typhoon, expected to land between the cities of Jinjiang and Fuqing Saturday evening, will pose a serious threat to Fujian, the provincial meteorological station said.

Flights to the provincial capital Fuzhou, which is being battered by heavy rain and strong wind, have been canceled. About 100 trains running through the city of Xiamen have suspended services. The airport in the city of Quanzhou has also canceled its flights.

Provincial officials were sent to supervise the efforts to battle the typhoon in Fujian cities.

About 158,000 people in the province have been evacuated.

Neighboring Jiangxi Province also issued a typhoon alert and suspended some trains as torrential rain is expected to drench the province.

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