Typhoon Nida makes landfall in China’s Dapeng Peninsula; lashes Hong Kong

Aug 2, 2016 11:11 IST

Typhoon Nida made its landfall near Dapeng Peninsula in China’s Guangdong province on 2 August 2016.

Nida that carried gale-force and heavy rain lashed the Chinese city Hong Kong that is located about 42 kilometers from the Dapeng Peninsula.

The Hong Kong Observatory reported that Nida generated winds up to 145 kilometers per hour as it moved toward Hong Kong but showed signs of weakening after it struck land.

Chinese State Oceanic Administration had issued a red alert, the highest in China’s four-tier colour coded warning system, for ocean waves and storm tides.

Warnings issued

• The government warned of flooding in low-lying areas.

• People living in Guangdong province in southern China were warned to stockpile food and other essentials.

• Temporary shelters have been established while schools in flood-prone areas have contingency plans in place.

• Hundreds of train routes and flights had already been canceled in cities across southern China as Nida barreled toward land after battering the Philippines over the weekend.

Nida, also called Tropical Storm Carina, hit the Philippines on 30 July 2016, pouring up to 11 inches of rain over the northern parts.

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Who: Typhoon Nida

Where: China's Dapeng Peninsula

What: Made landfall

When: 2 August 2016

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