Ty­phoon Pakhar re­traces Hato’s path of de­struc­tion

China Daily (Latin America Weekly) - - Top News - Con­tact the writ­ers at li­wen­fang@chi­nadaily.com.cn Gu Cai­juan contributed to this story.

... 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.

WANG JING / CHINA DAILY

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.

MAO SIQIAN / XINHUA

Pedes­tri­ans brave Ty­phoon Pakhar’s strong winds and rain in Shen­zhen, Guang­dong prov­ince, on Sunday.

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