Typhoon Nuri makes landfall in China
UPDATED 2:05 PM PT — Sunday, June 14, 2020
Typhoon Nuri reached the coast of South China on Sunday, making it the first typhoon to make landfall this year.
In response to the storm, ships have been called back, while local ferry and train systems have ceased. All areas affected by the typhoon are expected to close until further notice.
#Nuri landed in Hailing Island in Yangjiang City, south China’s #Guangdong Province, on Sunday around 8:50 a.m., becoming the first #typhoon to make a landfall in China this year. pic.twitter.com/NtkIiw7Vup
— FlyOverChina (@FlyOverChina) June 14, 2020
“We have called back ships on the seas to take anchor at the Xiuying anchorage,” explained spokesman Xie Huanjie. “The vehicles and passengers that arrived here earlier have all been transported.”
Strong winds and rainstorms are expected to continue until Monday as the storm moves towards the northwest.
Typhoon Nuri makes its first landfall at Hailing Island in Yangjiang, south #China‘s Guangdong Province, at 8:50 a.m. on Sunday, packing winds of up to force-9, or 23m per second. The tropical storm will continue to move northwest.#typhoon pic.twitter.com/NxX7vheiRo
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) June 14, 2020