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Over 40,000 boats return to port as Guangdong braces for typhoon

SOUTH China's Guangdong Province is bracing for the arrival of Typhoon Roke, which made landfall in coastal areas along Sai Kung, Hong Kong at 9: 50 a.m. Sunday.

A total of 40,473 fishing boats have returned to port while 13,530 people working at sea farms along the coast of Guangdong have returned to shore.

The provincial meteorological observatory has forecast that Typhoon Roke, the seventh of the year, is moving northwest at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour but with a weakened strength.

Shenzhen has been hit by strong winds and heavy rain. The local government ordered construction sites to suspend work on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the eighth typhoon of the year is approaching south China's Hainan Province.


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