Clean up begins after super typhoon lashes China

  • Clean up begins after super typhoon lashes China

Clean up begins after super typhoon lashes China

Both Vietnamese and worldwide weather stations have predicted that the storm turned depression will directly affect the northern and northern central regions.

It left the Philippine area of responsibility Sunday morning, but still continues to enhance southwest monsoon which will bring occasional gusty winds and scattered light to moderate rains over the Western provinces of Northern and Central Luzon.

Weather forecasters in Vietnam have predicted that four to six typhoons and tropical depressions could develop off the country's east coast from now until the end of the year.

Using their bare hands, soldiers, policemen, and volunteers are digging through mud and rubble as they race against time to save the victims.

The super typhoon wreaked havoc in Hong Kong and Macau over the weekend and left a trail of devastation in the Philippines, where the death toll had exceeded 50.

The storm, with gusts of more than 230 kilometers per hour (142 mph), sent buildings swaying and waters surging into homes and shopping malls in Hong Kong, with some roads waist-deep in water.

After tearing through Luzon and pummelling Hong Kong and Macau, the storm made landfall in mainland China late Sunday.

"My teams will start out tonight for the north to assess the damage and supply emergency assistance to the most vulnerable people, who are worst affected by this kind of disaster".

As for China, authorities put the nation on its highest alert and warned residents to stay indoors at all costs.

But Lam said an arrangement of "mutual accommodation" was better suited to Hong Kong's work ethic.

Mangkhut destroyed rice and corn crops worth an estimated $177 million and damaged 450 homes, with flooding in nine provinces, official estimates showed.

An average of 20 typhoons and storms lash the Philippines each year, killing hundreds of people.

"I think most guests are understandably concerned about the strength of the storm, but I speak for myself and my family in that we believe we are safe here", said the Guangzhou-based journalist, adding that hotel staff have been very helpful.

The typhoon produced a record storm surge of 3.38m in Hong Kong, the highest since records began in 1904.

"We have sustained huge losses here. there has been no help from the government, and they haven't reconnected the water supply yet; the whole place is without water, and people have a big problem with that", they said.

Hong Kong airport - one of the most important global transit hubs - was closed, with over 500 flights cancelled and some 100,000 passengers affected, according to a Bloomberg report.

Nearby Macau even shut down its casinos for the first time in its history, writing off $186 million in revenue. "It will be better if we have heavy equipment. but it's not possible because the path going down is only wide enough for people to pass".

He urged rescue and relief teams to ensure that normalcy was restored "as soon as possible", directing an immediate start to rehabilitation and fix projects in the areas hardest hit by the storm.

A resident of Taishan, in the eastern part of the province, said they had no power or water on Monday.