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China activates emergency response for Typhoon Nida

Updated: Aug 1,2016 11:57 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China on Aug 1 initiated an emergency response to cope with potential damage from the approaching Typhoon Nida.

Local authorities in the provinces of Hunan, Guangdong, Guizhou and Yunnan, as well as Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, have been urged to closely monitor the typhoon and publicize early warning information in a timely manner, according to a circular on the website of the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

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, the circular said, adding emergency mechanisms for disaster relief will be activated if necessary.

Typhoon Nida will make landfall in south China’s Guangdong province during the day on Aug 2, meteorological authorities forecast.