Typhoon Haima is highly likely to land in China’s southern coastal province of Guangdong Friday, local flood control authorities said Wednesday.
The authorities have predicted that the typhoon will wreck havoc and cause grave losses, as it is moving fast and expected to bring strong gales, downpours and will likely trigger secondary disasters.
At 4 p.m., the center of Haima was about 1,170 km away from Shenzhen City, Guangdong, packing winds of over 220 km per hour.
It is estimated that waves of up to six meters will occur in the waters off Guangdong on Friday and torrential rain in the Pearl River Delta and eastern part of the province on Friday and Saturday.
The authorities have sent four work teams to oversee precautionary work.
Haima has already disrupted rail services in Guangdong, Jiangxi, Fujian, and Guangxi. No trains between Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong will run on Friday, according to Guangzhou Railway (Group) Corp. Railway authorities in Guangxi also cancelled 20 trains to major cities in Guangdong, on Thursday and Friday.
The Guandong flood control authorities predicted that the typhoon will wreck havoc and cause grave losses, as its power is similar to typhoon Usagi that killed scores of people in Guangdong in 2013.
We expect there will be major delays with your shipments with Ports and Airports being closed and flights cancelled. We will update you when further updates come to hand