China braces itself for typhoon as flood toll rises
BEIJING (AFP) - China braced itself for the arrival of Typhoon Trami on Wednesday with emergency officials making disaster relief preparations, as the country recovered from severe weather which left more than 150 people dead.
A "disaster relief response" had been issued, the National Disaster Reduction Commission said, as the typhoon approached the coastal provinces of Fujian and Zhejiang where it was expected to make landfall overnight on Wednesday.
The commission also urged provinces across central and southern China to prepare emergency services, particularly those that had already been battered by Typhoon Utor last week.
"As the typhoon-affected zone and the Utor affected zones overlap, and because of the short interval of time, water levels are already high and flooding may occur," the commission said in a statement on its website.