China today issued red alert for Typhoon Nida ahead of its landfall in the southern areas on Tuesday, with hundreds of flights cancelled on the mailnland and Hong Kong.

China’s State Oceanic Administration issued the red alert for ocean waves and storm tides as Typhoon Nida, packing winds of 130 kilometers per hour, approaches the mainland. From tonight to tomorrow, sea waves as high as 11 metres are expected in the northern South China Sea, while the southern Taiwan Strait will witness waves as high as 7 meters.

According to a report, Typhoon Nida is expected to land in Guangdong Province early tomorrow, probably around the Pearl River Delta.From tonight to tomorrow, sea waves as high as 11 metres are expected in the northern South China Sea, while the southern Taiwan Strait will witness waves as high as 7 meters.

The China National Commission for Disaster Reduction has asked people in typhoon-affected areas to stock daily necessities for at least one to three days, adding that emergency mechanisms for disaster relief will be activated if necessary.

At least 124 flights scheduled for today and tomorrow had been cancelled earlier in the afternoon as Nida edged closer. Ferries between Hong Kong and the gambling strip of Cotai in Macau have been suspended.

Several Chinese provinces suffered heavy damages due to heavy rains during the past few weeks. At least 173 people were killed and 126 people went missing in last week’s rain.

 

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