Typhoon Sarika, the 21st typhoon of the year, made landfall at Hainan Province Tuesday morning. The tropical cyclone, packing maximum winds of 162 km per hour, landed at Hele Town, Wanning City, at 9:50 a.m

A vehicle runs on flooded road in typhoon-hit Qionghai City, south China’s Hainan Province, Oct. 18, 2016. Typhoon Sarika, the 21st typhoon of the year, made landfall at Hainan Province Tuesday morning. The tropical cyclone, packing maximum winds of 162 km per hour, landed at Hele Town, Wanning City, at 9:50 a.m., according to local meteorological bureau. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde) HAIKOU, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) — Typhoon Sarika, the 21st typhoon of the year, made landfall at south China’s Hainan Tuesday morning as torrential rain and gales lashed the island province. The tropical cyclone, packing maximum winds of 162 km per hour at its eye, landed at Hele Town, Wanning City, at 9:50 a.m., according to the local meteorological bureau. Xinhua reporters saw waves surge and trees fall from the storm in coastal Wanning. The municipal authorities said more than 13,700 residents in low-lying areas or unsafe houses have been evacuated. At the island’s main civil airport, Meilan International Airport in the provincial capital Haikou City, 250 flights were canceled on Tuesday morning, authorities said, and normal operations are expected to resume late Tuesday afternoon. Services of high speed trains were halted starting Monday. Local traffic police reported that gales and wet roads caused a passenger bus carrying 45 people on board to overturn on one of Hainan’s major highways Monday night. Fortunately, there were no casualties. Authorities have also ordered safety checks of reservoirs and power and water supplies, while demanding the fishery and farming sectors take precautions. typhoon-2 Branches are broken in typhoon-hit Qionghai City, south China’s Hainan Province, Oct. 18, 2016. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde) Hainan typhoon-3 Men ride in storm in typhoon-hit Qionghai City, south China’s Hainan Province, Oct. 18, 2016. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde) Hainan typhoon-Sarika 4 Branches are broken in typhoon-hit Qionghai City, south China’s Hainan Province, Oct. 18, 2016.  (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde) hainan-typhoon-sarika Trees are blown down in the storm caused by typhoon Sarika in Longgun Town of Wanning City, south China’s Hainan Province, Oct. 18, 2016.  (Xinhua/Guo Cheng) hainan-typhoon-sarika-7 A sheep fold is destroyed in the storm caused by typhoon Sarika in Defu Village of Wanning City, south China’s Hainan Province, Oct. 18, 2016.  (Xinhua/Guo Cheng) hainan-typhoon-sarika-8 Huge waves caused by typhoon Sarika are seen in Longgun Town of Wanning City, south China’s Hainan Province, Oct. 18, 2016. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)
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