Huge typhoon barrels toward China's east coast

By Zhou Wenting in Shanghai and Yan Yiqi in Hangzhou ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-07-11 07:46:16

China's eastern coast was on maximum alert as super - typhoon Chan-Hom was predicted to make landfall between Zhejiang and Fujian provinces, blasting the regions with torrential rains and winds.

The National Meteorological Center issued its highest alert on Friday morning, after the typhoon's center was spotted off the coast 395 kilometers southeast of Wenling, Zhejiang province, at 2 pm.

The typhoon was forecast to intensify as it made contact with land on Friday night or Saturday with winds of up to 209 kilometers per hour.

Huge typhoon barrels toward China's east coast

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