Typhoon bringing heavy rain to Taiwan and China on weekends

Beijing (AP) —The typhoon is projected to bring heavy rainfall to Taiwan and the coast of China a few days after the worst floods recorded in Central Province have killed at least 33 people.

According to forecasts, Typhoon Infa is moving towards China and is expected to land in the coastal areas of Zhejiang Province on Sunday afternoon or early Monday morning.

Zhejiang’s Emergency Management Agency said in a microblogging on Friday that it called for raising risk warnings to the second highest level and taking precautionary measures in all regions. These usually include bringing fishing vessels back to the harbor and relocating people living in vulnerable coastal areas.

Fujian Province in the south has issued a similar order.

In its current orbit, the eyes of the typhoon are expected to pass north of Taiwan, but it still rains heavily on the island.

Forecasts show that floods occurred earlier this week in central Henan as rivers and reservoirs cross embankments. The 33 reported deaths included 12 who were involved in rising water levels in the devastated Zhengzhou subway system.

At noon, Infa was moving northwest at about 370 kilometers (230 miles) east of Taiwan’s capital Taipei and about 12 kilometers (7 miles) per hour, according to the Hong Kong Observatory.