Typhoon Hagupit causes flooding, forces hundreds to evacuate in Eastern China

This Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, satellite image released by NASA shows Typhoon Hagupit over Taiwan, center left. (NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 1:00 PM PT — Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Typhoon Hagupit struck Eastern China on Tuesday, causing major flooding. The typhoon hit Pan’an County with intense rain and strong winds, which caused rivers to overflow and flood into homes.

Nearly 150 residents of a local village and almost 700 tourists were forced to evacuate.

Winds were reportedly so strong they knocked down a 600-year-old tree.

Officials have declared a red alert for the county and urged people to shelter in place.

“We went from home to home and asked the tourists at farmer’s inns to stay indoors and not to go out when (the) typhoon strikes,” explained local official Lyu Hangshuai.

As of Wednesday afternoon, there were no reports of major injuries.

MORE NEWS: Carolinas Prepare For Tropical Storm Isaias

Source link

Shanon Peckham
Author: Shanon Peckham

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.