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Typhoon Dujuan makes landfall in east China

Updated: Sep 29,2015 10:27 AM     Xinhua

FUZHOU — Typhoon Dujuan, the 21st typhoon of this year, made landfall in east China’s Fujian province on the morning of Sept 29.

The storm hit the coastal city of Putian at around 8:50 a.m., packing winds of up to 33 meters per second, said the Fujian Meteorological Service.

It moved northwestward at a weakening speed of 20 km per hour. It is forecast to reach Jiangxi province on the night of Sept 29, according to the National Meteorological Center.

Fujian issued a level one emergency response for Dujuan on the early morning of Sept 29.

On Sept 28, all 32,090 fishing boats offshore in the province returned to harbor and around 160,000 people returned to shore, according to the provincial flood control office.

Between 8 am on Sept 28 and 7 am on Sept 29, heavy rains swept Fujian with maximum precipitation of 162 mm in Minhou County of Fuzhou, the provincial capital, the office said.

The typhoon has also brought gales, torrential rain and high waves to neighboring Zhejiang province. Scenic spots in seven districts and counties of Wenzhou City have been temporarily closed.