Typhoon Maria Slams Eastern China

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, July 12, 2018
PHOTO: US National Weather Service Guam

Typhoon Maria has made landfall in eastern China south of Shanghai.

The hit on China comes after the storm slammed into the Ryukyu Islands of Japan and Taiwan on Tuesday.

Over 3,000 people were evacuated ahead of the storm and there were reports of two injuries in Taipei, Taiwan.

In Taiwan there was reports of over 400 mm of rain. There was also a peak wind gust of 162 km/h.

Typhoon Maria is currently a weakening tropical cyclone over Jiangxi, China. It was the most intense tropical cyclone in the Western Pacific in 2018, tied with Jelawat.

Maria damaged a number of KC-135 aircraft in Andersen Air Force Base when sweeping through Guam as a tropical storm on July 4.

A tropical disturbance formed over the Marshall Islands late on June 26.



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