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Zhejiang Province Is Fully Committed to Fighting Against Typhoon “Suli”
2018-08-24 15:01:40

Affected by “Suli”, the 19th typhoon this year, areas with a 7- to 12-meter rampant waves appeared in the northeastern part of the East China Sea and areas with 2.5- to 3.5-meter great waves appeared in the northwestern part of the East China Sea, on the 22nd August. In this regard, Zhejiang Flood and Drought Prevention Office required that the marine and fishery departments throughout the province attach great importance to rapid deployment and full defense.


According to the provincial meteorological department, the centre of typhoon “Suli” was located on the ocean surface about 440 kilometers southwest of Kyushu Island in Japan at 8 o'clock on August 22nd, displaying a maximum wind force of 15 scale which gradually weakens while moving to the northwest at a speed of about 20 kilometers per hour. It is expected to move northward and then to northeastward in the southeast of the Yellow Sea at around the zoo o’clock on the 23rd, and to land on the western coast of the Korean Peninsula on the morning of the 24th.


Affected by it, 6.3-meter rampant waves were observed in Zhouwai Fishery, 3.1-meter great waves at the outer sea buoy of Zhoushan, and 2.8-meter large waves outside the Yangtze River estuary at 9 o’clock on the 22nd. At present, the coastal sections of this province have not reached the blue warning high tide level of the storm tide.


In response to the impact of the huge waves, Zhejiang Flood and Drought Prevention Office has launched class IV emergency response against this typhoon at 17:00 on the 21st, requiring local authorities to closely monitor the trend of “Suli” and to urge the relevant departments to inform the vessels, especially the fishing boats, on the waters likely to be affected by this typhoon to return to ports or retreat to the safe waters in time, according to the forecasts by the local meteorological and marine departments. And marine passenger transportation, tourism, transportation vessels and sea-based recreational facilities should be stopped from operation in a timely manner, and wind prevention and security work should be done for offshore construction workers.


All departments across the province have fully deployed defensive measures. At present, all the 20,590 fishing boats in this province have returned to ports to be sheltered from the wind or navigated into safe waters.

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