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Typhoon UTOR Strikes S China; 158,000 Evacuated

Posted by feww on August 14, 2013

UTOR made landfall in south China’s Guangdong Province after killing 6 in the Philippiens

UTOR, the 11th typhoon to strike China so far this year, struck western Guangdong with Wednesday afternoon with winds of more than 151 km/hr per hour.

Officials had already evacuated more than 158,000 people in southern China provinces of Guangdong and Hainan as a precautionary measure ahead of the typhoon’s arrival, according to local meteorological authorities.

A “Red Wave Warning” concerning the storm surges remained in effect on Wednesday, said the National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center.

“Waves up to 5.5 meters high were monitored around the center of the typhoon early Wednesday. Waves up to 9 meters are expected to appear in the northern part of the South China Sea from Wednesday noon to evening,” said the report.

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