Typhoon MUJIGAE Strikes South China
Posted by feww on October 4, 2015
TY 22W Lashes South China, Authorities on ‘Red Alert’
MUJIGAE made landfall near the coastal city of Zhanjiang in Guangdong province at about 14:10 local time on Sunday, said the provincial meteorological observatory, the official new agency Xinhua reported.
The typhoon, with winds gusts of up to 180 km/hr, triggered severe flooding, leaving a trail of destruction and prompting authorities to issue their highest emergency response, “red alert.”
The typhoon was forecast to track northwest at a speed of about 20 km/hr reaching the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Sunday night, said the report.
Details of any casualties or damages were unknown, as of posting.