Chinese meteorological authorities have issued an alert regarding super typhoon Nepartak on Thursday, July 7. Having ravaged Taiwan, causing two deaths, 66 injured, the evacuation of 15,000 people, as well as significant damages, the typhoon with gusts up to 198 km/h, is now heading towards the Chinese coast.
According to weather forecasts, the typhoon Nepartak could reach Fujian Province on Saturday, July 9 in the morning. The provinces of Zhejiang, Anhui and Jiangsu provinces and Shanghai are also under threat. Heavy rain is expected in these regions although the typhoon's exact trajectory is still uncertain.
Local media report that the National Commission for Disaster Relief and Ministry of Civil Affairs called on local authorities to take all necessary steps so as to limit potential damages.
Foreign nationals who are on the spot are advised to be cautious, stay tuned to weather alerts issued by the Chinese authorities and to avoid venturing out at sea.
For more information, please visit the China Meteorological Administration website.
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