China braces for typhoon Mitag

Thousands of fishing boats return to harbor to avoid potential damages from Typhoon Tapah in Lianyungang City, east China's Jiangsu Province. [File Photo: IC]. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

BEIJING, Sep 30, 2019, China Plus. China activated a level-IV emergency response for typhoon Mitag on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management. Two working teams have been deployed in the provinces of Zhejiang and Fujian to assist local authorities for preparation, reported the China Plus.

Mitag, the 18th typhoon this year, is forecasted to sweep the northeast part of Taiwan on Monday night and move north to sweep or land in the coastal areas of Zhejiang Province on Tuesday.

From Monday to Tuesday, Mitag is expected to bring heavy rain to some parts of Shanghai and provinces of Fujian, Zhejiang and Jiangsu.

The ministry warned local departments to intensify real-time monitoring, issue alerts promptly, and strengthen evacuation and relocation in areas prone to flooding and geological disasters.

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