More than 720,000 people were affected as of 2 p.m. today (Aug. 28) by the fifth typhoon “Eagle,” which made landfall in southeast China’s Fujian province, according to Chinese state-run CCTV and others.
Typhoon Eagle, a large typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 50 meters per second, made landfall at 9:55 a.m. local time today on the coast of Jinjiang City, Fujian Province, and is moving northward, according to the China Meteorological Administration.
As of 2 p.m., the typhoon had affected nine cities and 84 counties in Fujian, including Xiamen, Zhangzhou, and Quanzhou, with a total of 724,600 people affected, CCTV reported.
A total of 124,400 people have been emergency evacuated.
In addition, the total area of crop damage caused by the typhoon is estimated to be 262.3 hectares, of which 8.36 hectares have become unharvestable.
Direct economic losses so far have been estimated at 52.27 million yuan, or $9.35 billion.
Chinese meteorological authorities have predicted that from today through the first of next month, the impact of Typhoon Eagle will bring 100 to 400 millimeters of rain to Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, northern Jiangxi, south and northeastern Anhui, 카지노사이트넷 northern Henan, and western Shandong, as well as Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei, with 500 millimeters in some areas.