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Typhoon Trami makes landfall in East China

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-08-22 11:28

FUZHOU - Trami, the 12th typhoon to hit China this year, landed in East China's Fujian province at 2:40 am on Thursday, local meteorological authorities said.

Typhoon Trami makes landfall in East China

Photo taken on Aug. 22, 2013 shows a tree blew down by wind at Gulou District in Fuzhou city, capital of East China's Fujian province. Trami, the 12th tropical storm hitting China this year, landed at 2:40 am in Fuqing city of the province, packing strong winds of 35 meters per second at the storm center, according to the Fujian provincial meteorological observatory. [Photo/Xinhua]

Trami made landfall in the coastal areas of Fuqing city, packing winds of up to 126 km per hour at its center.

The storm has brought strong winds to Fujian's coast, with maximum winds of 163.4 km per hour at Niushan Island in Pingtan County.

Heavy rains hit Ningde and Fuzhou cities from 8 am Wednesday to 2 am Thursday, with precipitation of more than 50 mm. Eleven counties have reported precipitation of more than 100 mm, with 338.2 mm reported in Pingtan.

The Fujian provincial meteorological observatory predicted Trami would move westward and bring rainstorms to central and northern coastal areas of the province.

Zhejiang and Fujian flood control authorities initiated a Grade II emergency response to Trami. Some high-speed train services were halted on Thursday.

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