After Cyclone Phailin, China issues orange alert as typhoon Nari approaches

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Beijing: China on Sunday issued an orange alert, the second-highest warning in its four-tier color-coded weather system, for the approcahing typhoon Nari.

Nari is the 25th typhoon to hit China this year and is expected to cross the disputed Xisha Islands in the South China Sea on Monday. Parts of China are still recovering from the damage inflicted by typhoon Fitow few days ago.

China’s National Meteorological Center issued an orange alert for Typhoon Nari. With maximum sustained winds of 120 km per hour near its center, the storm may produce gusts of up to 150 km per hour, the centre said.

Heavy rains are expected to hit Hainan province, the southern part of Guangdong and coastal areas of Fujian. The forecasting center urged local authorities to reinforce fishing facilities and repair sea walls and sea gates to prepare for the tides, state-run Xinhua news agency.

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