Life returning to normal in South China after Typhoon Wipha

2 August 2019
2019-08-02 14:53

Local departments have started to drain flood water and clear roads as the impact of the Typhoon Wipha weakened in south China's Hainan and Guangdong provinces on Thursday. Wipha, the seventh typhoon this year, landed twice on the island province of Hainan and the Leizhou Peninsula of Guangdong respectively at early morning and at noon on Thursday.

The typhoon brought torrential rain in Haikou City with the rainfall in downtown area reaching 337.7 millimeters within 12 hours. The local departments dispatched 19 emergency response teams to drain the water and clean up the roads. By 17:00 on Thursday, almost all fallen trees have been removed. As Wipha left Hainan, the high-speed rail services circling the island and train services in Haikou, which were suspended temporarily, resume normal operation on Friday.

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