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Rainstorms for E China as typhoon Fung-Wong prepares for landfall

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-09-22 17:11

Rainstorms for E China as typhoon Fung-Wong prepares for landfall

A rescuer helps evacuate residents in the Jiaojiang district of Taizhou city, East China's Zhejiang province, Sept 22, 2014. According to the National Meteorological Center (NMC), Typhoon Fung-Wong is expected to make a landfall on the coastal areas in Zhejiang Province Monday afternoon or at dusk. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - Shanghai city, Zhejiang and Fujian provinces are expecting major rainstorms as typhoon Fung-Wong is expected to make landfall on the eastern coast of the Chinese mainland between afternoon and evening hours on Monday, the National Meteorological Center forecast.

The typhoon, which has already made three landfalls, will make a fourth between Zhoushan and Wenling cities in Zhejiang, according to the forecast.

From 8 pm till 8 am Tuesday, the southern part of the Yellow Sea and a large part of the East China Sea will see strong gales. Maximum precipitation in parts of Zhejiang could reach 300 millimeters, the forecast said.

Heavy rain started in coastal areas of Zhejiang on Sunday.

As of 4 pm Sunday, nearly 160,000 million people in coastal cities including Ningbo, Wenzhou and Taizhou in the province had been evacuated, and 30,000 fishing boats returned to port.

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