Mawar rains more misery on Guangdong
Guangdong province was battered by its third typhoon in 12 days on Sept 4, with torrential rain again flooding urban areas in several cities. Typhoon Mawar, the 16th typhoon formed in the northwest Pacific this year, made landfall in Lufeng at 9:30 pm on Sept 3, bringing winds of up to 72 kilometers per hour. Although weaker than the previous two typhoons in recent weeks, Hato and Pakhar, authorities issued red alerts for rainstorms, while kindergartens and primary and middle schools were closed in Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Shanwei, Shantou, Chaozhou and Guangzhou. Many roads in Zhuhai and Shenzhen were flooded, cutting off traffic. More than 20 bus services were suspended in Zhuhai, a city that felt the full force of Typhoon Hato on Aug 23.