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Sunday, August 19, 2018, 10:02
Typhoon Rumbia causes heavy damages in China
By Xinhua
Sunday, August 19, 2018, 10:02 By Xinhua

A vehicle transports people affected by Typhoon Rumbia in Shangqiu city, Central China's Henan province, on Aug 18. (PHOTO / VCG)

BEIJING -- Typhoon Rumbia, the 18th this year, has been moving northwest inland since it made landfall in Pudong New Area of Shanghai Friday, bringing heavy downpours and causing floods along its route.

The economic loss estimated at 93.41 million yuan

The civil affairs department of east China's Anhui Province said that a total of 164,700 people has been adversely affected by typhoon Rumbia, and 2,226 people had been evacuated as of 3pm Saturday.

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Some 17,000 hectares of crops were inundated in the province, with the economic loss estimated at 93.41 million yuan (about 13.59 million US dollars). No casualties have been reported.

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Huge waves splashes along the coast in Qingdao, Shandong province, on Aug 18.  (PHOTO / VCG)

According to the meteorological bureau of central China's Henan Province, the typhoon entered the province around 3am Saturday. Heavy rain has caused water logging in some cities in the eastern part of Henan.

China's national observatory on Saturday continued to issue an alert for typhoon Rumbia and upgraded a rainstorm alert with some regions bracing for heavy downpours.

Tourists holding umbrellas wait at a pedestrian crossing in Shanghai, Aug 17, 2018. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

The National Meteorological Center (NMC) upgraded the rainstorm alert to the orange level as rainstorms will batter Henan, Hebei, Shandong, Anhui and Jiangsu provinces Saturday and Sunday.

The country has a four-tier, color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

Some parts of Henan, Hebei, and Shandong provinces are expected to experience downpours of up to 350 mm within 24 hours, according to the NMC forecast.

Typhoon Rumbia causes huge waves in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province on Aug 18 and the major local beaches are temporarily closed. (PHOTO / VCG)

Typhoon Rumbia causes water logging in Huaibei city, east China's Anhui province, on Aug 18. (PHOTO / VCG)

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