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Published: 15:21, August 05, 2021 | Updated: 22:17, August 05, 2021
Typhoon Lupit makes second landfall in Fujian province
By Xinhua
Published:15:21, August 05, 2021 Updated:22:17, August 05, 2021 By Xinhua

A resident rides an electric bicycle in the rain in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province, July 19, 2021. Typhoon Cempaka, the seventh typhoon this year, made landfall in Guangdong on July 20. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

GUANGZHOU/FUZHOU - Typhoon Lupit made its second landfall in Zhangzhou City, east China's Fujian province, at around 4:50 pm on Thursday with a maximum wind force of 18 meters per second at its center, according to the meteorological observatory of Fujian.

More than 33,000 residents have been evacuated to safe places as of 4:00 pm Wednesday as the typhoon made landfall on Thursday morning in coastal areas of Guangdong province

It was just hours after the ninth typhoon this year landed in south China's Shantou city, Guangdong province, at about 11:20 am Thursday, packing winds of up to 23 meters per second at its center, the National Meteorological Center said.

More than 33,000 residents have been evacuated to safe places as of 4:00 pm Wednesday as the typhoon made landfall on Thursday morning in coastal areas of Guangdong province.

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The typhoon landed at around 11:20 am in the coastal waters off Nan'ao County, Shantou City, packing winds of up to 24 meters per second at its center, according to the meteorological observatory of Guangdong province.

The province has also shut down 43 seaside scenic spots and bathing beaches, the provincial emergency management department said.

More than 3,500 fishing boats have returned to ports and over 6,200 people, engaged in mariculture in offshore waters, have gone ashore to avoid danger.

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Gales and rainfall brought by Lupit will continue in the next three days. Heavy rain is expected to lash the southeastern part of Zhejiang, the eastern part of Fujian, most of Guangdong and the southeastern part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

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