July 29, 2008

Typhoon Fung Wong Makes Landfall in East China

 Typhoon Fung Wong, the eighth tropical storm to hit China's coast this year, made landfall in the southeastern Fujian Province on Monday, according to the provincial observatory.

The eye of the powerful typhoon landed at Donghan Town of Fuqing City at 10 p.m. with winds of up to 119 kilometers per hour.

It is likely to bring more heavy rains and strong winds in coastal areas of the province starting early Tuesday. The rainfall could exceed 200 millimeters, the meteorologists forecast.

Typhoon Fung Wong lashed Taiwan on Monday morning, affecting the whole island with wind and rain.

Fung Wong will be the strongest tropical storm so far this year, and will strike along China's eastern and southern regions with heavy rain and strong winds, according to observatories in Fujian, Guangdong, Zhejiang and Jiangxi provinces.

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