Typhoon lekima hits E China

Added On August 12, 2019

The typhoon landed in Zhejiang on Saturday, bringing heavy rainstorms and triggering flash floods.

In Yongjia County, torrential downpours caused a landslide that blocked rivers. The barrier lake bursted and flooded people away.
Nearly 1.08 million people have been evacuated to safe places, and close to 5 million people in Zhejiang were affected.
The central government has offered financial support worth 30 million yuan (about 4.25 million U.S. dollars) for relief work in Zhejiang.
Lekima is expected to churn up the east coast towards Shandong Province on Sunday.