Flights canceled as typhoon approaches China's Guangdong

(Xinhua) 17:10, July 20, 2021

GUANGZHOU, July 20 (Xinhua) -- More than 200 flights have been canceled in south China's Guangdong Province as Typhoon Cempaka approaches.

China's national observatory has renewed an orange alert for Typhoon Cempaka, the seventh typhoon this year, which is forecast to make landfall on the coast of Guangdong on Tuesday afternoon.

By noon on Tuesday, authorities in areas of Guangdong had issued 58 rainstorm and typhoon warnings. The provincial authorities have upgraded the emergency response level due to strong winds.

China Southern Airlines has canceled 219 inbound and outbound flights in Guangdong, including 123 in the provincial capital Guangzhou, 77 in Shenzhen and 19 in Zhuhai.

On Tuesday, passenger ships stopped operations in the township of Chuandao, under Taishan City. More than 7,000 tourists there have been evacuated.

China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe warning, followed by orange, yellow and blue. 

(Web editor: Xia Peiyao, Liang Jun)


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