Typhoon Doksuri brings heavy rain to China, highest alert issued for 2nd time since 2010

Typhoon Doksuri brings heavy rain to China, highest alert issued for 2nd time since 2010

Tens of thousands of people relocated to safer places as 5th typhoon hits China this year

By Riyaz ul Khaliq

ISTANBUL (AA) - Local authorities in Beijing and several other provinces in northern China have issued the highest alert as Typhoon Doksuri brought heavy rainfall to the country.

It is the fifth typhoon to have hit China this year and tens of thousands of people have been relocated to safer places. Beijing and its surrounding regions, including Tianjin and Hebei province, were mostly affected by the typhoon.

According to China Daily, the National Meteorological Center renewed the red alert for heavy rains in the country’s north on Sunday evening.

“This is the second time a red alert has been issued since the warning mechanism was put in place in 2010,” the daily reported.

The Beijing-based Global Times reported that 18 provinces had issued alerts for heavy rains since Sunday morning.

“Approximately 130 million residents across the country are expected to be impacted,” it added.

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