China's coastal southeast prepares for Typhoon Saola, over 100,000 evacuated

Preparation for Typhoon Saola is underway in China's southeastern coast, footage from China's state broadcaster CCTV showed on Friday.

Fishing boats in China's southeastern Fujian and Guangdong provinces were moored to their harbors and lifeboats were prepared as over 100,000 people, helped by emergency personnel, were evacuated from danger zones, footage showed.

China issued its highest typhoon warning on Thursday (August 31) as Super Typhoon Saola, packing winds of more than 200 kph (125 mph), heads towards the southeastern coastline, threatening Hong Kong and other major manufacturing hubs in nearby Guangdong province.

Saola could make landfall Friday night or Saturday (September 2) morning, China's National Meteorological Center said.

(Source: Reuters)



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