Typhoon Kaemi Approaches Tai
December 6, 2006 5:37am CST
Typhoon Kaemi, the fifth of the year, is approaching Taiwan, meteorologists said Sunday evening. Kaemi was located at latitude 19.6 north and longitude 126.1 east in seawaters 700 kilometers southeast of Taiwan‘s Hualien at 5 p.m. Sunday. It is moving towards the island at a speed of 15 to20 kilometers per hour. The typhoon is expected to land on northern Fujian or southern Zhejiang on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. It will bring heavy rain or rainstorm to south and east China‘s Guangdong, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces. Drawing on the lesson of Bilis, local governments are drafting plans to call back fishermen on the sea, check and protect reservoirs, monitor natural disasters like floods and landslide, and arrange evacuation of people in dangerous areas to safe places.