China issues blue alert for Typhoon Hagupit
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
BEIJING, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- China's national observatory on Sunday issued a blue alert for Typhoon Hagupit, which is expected to bring gales and torrential rains to south China.
The typhoon, the fourth of this year, strengthened from a tropical depression Saturday evening and was observed at waters 800 km southeast of Cangnan County in east China's Zhejiang Province at 5 a.m. Sunday, with a maximum wind force of 64.8 km/h in the center, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said.
The NMC expe ...