Ty­phoon

Beijing Review - - This Week Society -

Sev­eral trees lie in the road, hav­ing been felled by ty­phoon Sarika in the coastal city of Qiong­hai in south China’s Hainan Prov­ince on Oc­to­ber 18. The trop­i­cal cy­clone, with max­i­mum winds of up to 162 km per hour recorded in the eye of the storm, made land­fall at Hele Town of Wan­ning on the same day.

The storm was the most pow­er­ful and de­struc­tive one to hit Hainan in a decade, caus­ing land­slides in Hainan as tor­ren­tial rain and gales lashed the is­land prov­ince. Classes were sus­pended in kinder­gartens and schools in eight coun­ties in the prov­ince, and tourist sites were closed to the pub­lic.

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