Chinese authorities on Saturday issued a flood alert, relocated 138,000 east coastal residents and recalled 27,000 fishing boats as the country braced for Typhoon Krosa , state media reported. Authorities ordered the coastal provinces of Zhejiang and Fujian to closely monitor the typhoon, which was pounding northern Taiwan with powerful winds and torrential rains, said Xinhua news agency.
Local meteorological offices said the typhoon, expected to land in China between Sunday midnight and Monday noon, was 560 kilometers (347 miles) off Zhejiang as of early Saturday and was heading northwest at 15 kilometers an hour. [Full Text]
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