Weakening Typhoon Usagi Brings More Rain and Wind to China


Typhoon Usagi, the strongest storm to hit the Western Pacific this year, brought heavy rain and winds as it moved into southern China's Guangxi region, state media reported on Monday (September 23).

China's state television CCTV cited local meteorological authorities as saying that Typhoon Usagi moved into Guangxi region around noon on Monday after it has eased to tropic depression, bringing rain storm and strong winds.

Schools in Wuzhou city were closed on Monday after local government issued typhoon alert on Sunday (September 22) afternoon, CCTV reported.

Strong rainfall is expected in next two days in central and southern Guangxi region, it added.

Flooding and gale force winds, triggered by Typhoon Usagi has left 25 people died after it made landfall in southern China's Guangdong province on Sunday evening, state-run Xinhua news agency cited provincial flood control headquarters as saying on Monday.

Usagi hit the eastern city of Chaozhou in the province with trees uprooted and power supply cut off on Sunday, CCTV reported.
CCTV carried the footage shot on Sunday showing that fallen trees smashed vehicles and workers repairing the power facilities that damaged by Usagi.

About 226,000 people were relocated, and over 3.56 million affected after Usagi struck the province on Sunday night local time, said Xinhua, citing local authorities.

Air and ground transportation was halted and local governments also ordered schools in 14 cities to close, CCTV said.

Usagi lashed Hong Kong late on Sunday and some coastal area in Taiwan on Saturday (September 21) after slamming into the Philippines' northernmost islands, where it cut communication and power lines and triggered landslides.

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