Typhoon Pakhar retraces Hato’s path of destruction
... With our precautions, we’ve been calmly handling it.”
Armed Police officers helped check fishing boat berths and seaside resort businesses in Jiangmen starting on Saturday in preparation for Pakhar. Before the typhoon hit, 14,348 people were evacuated.
Power and water companies and the police worked overnight on Saturday to restore service cut by Typhoon Hato and clear roads blocked by fallen trees in Zhuhai.
Businesses and schools closed in Zhuhai, Jiangmen, Zhongshan and Yangjiang on Sunday.
Some rail service and intercity coach service in Guangdong was suspended on Sunday, and some expressways were closed
China Southern Airlines canceled 55 flights on Sunday to or from Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Jieyang.
Hainan maritime authorities suspended roll-on/roll-off ferry service and cross-sea trains in and out of the province.
To help Macao restore power, largely affected by Hato, China Southern Power Grid Co delivered 50 generators on Sunday, and Guangdong police delivered 20 fire engines to serve as mobile water supply vehicles.
In Yunnan province, two more people have been found dead, raising the provincial death toll from Typhoon Hato to five. Six people went missing after houses collapsed in a flood caused by heavy rain on Friday in Yanjin county. Rescuers found two bodies in the debris on Saturday and Sunday.
Members of the Chinese Red Cross foreign aid medical team screen a child with congenial heart disease at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday. The Red Cross team is using the screenings to determine which children in the Afghan capital should be registered as eligible for receiving medical treatment from the agency.
Pedestrians brave Typhoon Pakhar’s strong winds and rain in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on Sunday.