The Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China

08/05/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/04/2021 17:15

China renews emergency response as Typhoon Lupit approaches

BEIJING - China's State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters activated a level-IV emergency response on Aug 4 for flood and typhoon control, as Typhoon Lupit is approaching the country's southern coastal areas.

Typhoon Lupit, the ninth one this year, is likely to make landfall on the coast from Lufeng of Guangdong to Jinjiang of Fujian around midday on Aug 5, the Ministry of Emergency Management said.

From Aug 4 to Aug 7, heavy rainfalls and rainstorms are expected to lash some regions south of the Yangtze River and in the southern part of China. Parts of Zhejiang, Fujian, and Guangdong will experience severe storms, said the ministry.

The typhoon will gradually weaken after making landfall and then move to the sea from eastern Fujian on the night of Aug 7.

China has a four-tier flood-control emergency response system, with Level I being the most severe.