News Alerts

22 Aug 2018 | 09:00 AM UTC

China: Blue alert for Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces due to Typhoon Soulik

China News Alert

Weather authorities expect Typhoon Soulik to bring strong winds and heavy rain to Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces August 22-23

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/22/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/22/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Zhejiang province

Event

The Chinese weather agency forecasts that Typhoon Soulik, currently approaching the eastern coast of China, will bring strong winds and heavy rain to coastal areas of Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces through Thursday, August 23. As of August 22, a blue alert - the lowest level in a four-tier color-coded warning system - remains in effect.

Context

Soulik is the region's 19th typhoon of the year. Typhoons and tropical storms are common in northeastern Asia from May through November.

Advice

Individuals present in the Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate strong winds and heavy rain (and associated disruptions), and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities. Remember that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult - and that floodwater may contain wastewater or chemical products; all items having come into contact with the water should be disinfected and all foodstuffs discarded.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news