Mawar rains more mis­ery on Guang­dong

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

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.

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