Typhoon Lekima barrels down China, state of emergency declared. China is fearing of being at risk from river-level rising and flooding the whole coast region.
A state of emergency has been declared on the country’s east coast by Chinese authorities. However, preparations had begun for the mighty Typhoon Lekima approaching the mainland.
Traveling from Japan and beating down on Taiwan, the storm bore rains and winds up to 130 miles per hour.
Rains began to pour upon Zhejiang and Shanghai, home to 29.5 million people. In fact, coast evacuation has been issued and emergency teams have been deployed, the BBC reports.
Not to mention that authorities have warned that Lekima will cause a powerful surge up the Yangtze and Yellow River. Not to forget that various regions may be flooded and the three main channels of the Yangtze River will rise to dangerous levels.
As a result, the whole coastline of China will be flooded and underwater. Many people will lose their homes and belongings, leaving China’s coastline destroyed.
Code red emergency
The definition of a typhoon is a tropical cyclone with winds faster than 74 miles per hour that occurs in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Northeast Pacific Ocean east of the dateline, the South Pacific east of 160E and the Northwest Pacific Ocean west of the date line.
A code red alert for Zhejiang province ahead of the storm has been issued by China’s weather service and preparing evacuations. However, forecasters have been advising seven other provinces to make preparations before the typhoon made landfall.
Additionally, many suburban residents in Shanghai are set to be evacuated and many are getting ready to evacuate also. However, the city prepares for heavy rains and powerful winds, the official Shanghai Daily reported.
Lekima is one of two typhoons currently raging in the western Pacific, with Typhoon Krosa lashing the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam. Forecasters said Krosa is moving north-west and could bear down on Japan next week, only days after Japan endured Lekima.