Mawar has made a landfall in China southern Guangdong province

A man holds an umbrella against the strong wind caused by tropical storm Pakhar on the waterfront of Victoria Habour in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. The Hong Kong Observatory says Severe Tropical Storm Pakhar has made landfall over Taishan of Guangdong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Vastavam web: Mawar, the 16th typhoon to hit China this year, has made a landfall in the country’s southern Guangdong province, bringing gales of 20 meters per second, MeT officials said today.Heavy rain battered the landing area when the typhoon made the landfall late last night.About 2,200 fishing boats had returned to the harbour while more than 15,000 people were relocated to safe places, local government said.Flights and trains were suspended. Authorities have been on alert for secondary disasters, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Mawar is the third typhoon that landed in Guangdong in the recent half month after Hato and Pakhar.On August 27, 14th Typhoon Pakhar hit China and made landfall in the city of Taishan in Guangdong province.Pakhar wreaked havoc, days after Typhoon Hato, the strongest to hit southern China in 53 years, left a trail of death and destruction.