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China on alert for Typhoon Sarika

By Xinhua
China on alert for Typhoon Sarika
Residents walk with bags of plastics bottles and other reusable materials under a slight rain brought about by Typhoon "Sarika" Oct 16, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. China’s national observatory said on Sunday that the typhoon will make landfall in Hainan Tuesday morning. (Bullit Marquez / AP)

BEIJING – The national observatory on Sunday maintained its yellow alert, the third level of a four-tier warning system, for Sarika, the 21st typhoon of the year.

At 10 am, the eye of the typhoon was above the South China Sea off the southeast of Hainan Province, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said in a statement.

The typhoon will linger above the northern part of the South China Sea before making landfall in Hainan Tuesday morning.

Heavy rain and gales are expected to affect China's southeastern coastal areas including Guangdong, Fujian and Hainan from Sunday afternoon to Monday afternoon, the NMC said.

The NMC advised local governments in the affected areas to take precautions against the possible geological disasters.

China has a four-tier color-coded system for severe weather, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

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