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Typhoon Lupit hit China, people abandoned their cars to escape

Typhoon No. 9 “Lupit” yesterday (August 5) made landfall in the coastal area of ​​Guangdong province, southern China, more than 33,000 residents were evacuated to safety.

According to the Guangdong meteorological observatory, the storm made landfall around 11:20 a.m. in coastal waters off the southern Austrian district of Shantou city, bringing winds of up to 86 km/h.

Chinese officials say the province has also closed 43 coastal scenic spots and beaches.

More than 3,500 fishing boats have returned to the port and more than 6,200 fishermen fishing offshore have come ashore to avoid the storm.

Storm Lupit is forecast to continue to cause heavy rain for the next three days.

Heavy rains are expected to affect the southeastern part of Zhejiang, most of Fujian, most of Guangdong and the southeastern part of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

The area of ​​Shenzhen city, Guangdong province, has had heavy rain since last night. Heavy rain caused many roads to be flooded.

According to a video posted by Shenzhen residents on social media, some vehicles were lying in the middle of the water. The people on the vehicle hurriedly got off the bus, some ran away, some people sat on high waiting for rescue. People around shouted “Help us!”.

There are also some people walking in the water. Through the video, it can be seen that there are places where the water is thigh-deep, and the bicycle seat next to it is also flooded. There are also low-lying places, the water is waist-deep, cars are almost completely flooded.

Photos and videos showed heavy rain causing heavy traffic in many parts of Shenzhen, with some areas being blocked for half an hour and making it impossible to walk 10 meters. At least six cars were flooded and damaged, and local traffic police were deployed to calm traffic until the water receded at 9pm on August 4.

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