A local villager makes preparation ahead of the arrival of
Linfa, the third tropical storm this year, at Jinjing Town in Jinjiang, a city
in southeast China's Fujian Province, June 21, 2009. Linfa landed at Dongshi
Town, Jinjiang City on June 21. (Xinhua/Jiang Kehong)
FUZHOU, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Linfa, the third tropical storm for this year,
landed in east China's Fujian Province Sunday evening, packing winds at 23
meters per second at its eye.
The storm landed in Dongshi Township in Jinjiang City at 8:30 p.m., said
Xie Zhaonan, director of flood control headquarters of Quanzhou City, which
A local villager walks against strong gales at Jinjing Town in
Jinjiang, a city in southeast China's Fujian Province, June 21, 2009. Linfa, the
third tropical storm this year, landed at Dongshi Town, Jinjiang City on June
21. (Xinhua/Jiang Kehong)
The storm was formed in the South China Sea Thursday afternoon and had
downgraded from a strong tropical storm by the time of landing, according to the
provincial meteorological bureau.
It will bring heavy rains in coastal areas from Sunday night to Monday as
it is moving northward, the bureau said.
The shipping route between Xiamen and Jinmen was closed temporarily from
Saturday. The Provincial Oceanic and Fisheries Bureau had recalled 30,000
fishing boats and 162,757 people working on these boats by 6 p.m. Sunday.
The local government has sent more than 10 million text messages to mobile
phone users, asking them to be alert of the storm.