Death toll rises after Typhoon Lekima makes landfall in China

Another typhoon is taking aim at Japan as storms bring surf to Hawaii

22 dead and 160 rescued after Typhoon Lekima makes landfall in China

WENLING, China (HawaiiNewsNow) - The death toll has topped 30 from a powerful typhoon that hit China’s east coast south of Shanghai, according to the Associated Press.

China’s emergency broadcasting network said Sunday that 33 people had died and 16 were still missing after Typhoon Lekima made landfall.

The storm made landfall in the early morning hours Saturday in Wenling, on China’s eastern coast, with the highest wind speed reaching 116 miles-per-hour.

According to NBC News, authorities have assisted in the evacuation of more than 700,000 people.

In the provinces along the eastern coast, a total of 186 rescue teams containing thousands of firefighters have worked to save residents from the flood waters.

Torrential rains in the city of Ningbo drastically pushed up the water level of a local river and stranded more than 600 residents.

Dramatic rescue video shows chinese firefighters rescuing trapped residents.
Dramatic rescue video shows chinese firefighters rescuing trapped residents. (Source: NBC NEWS)

Behind Lekima, there is another typhoon in the western Pacific at the moment.

Typhoon Krosa drenched the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam with heavy rain.

Krosa is expected to approach western Japan’s Pacific coast around Wednesday.

Weather officials are urging people to follow the latest weather updates on the typhoon, as millions of people travel by air, land or sea during the traditional Bon summer holidays in mid-August.

In Hawaii, a small west swell from the pair of typhoons will be possible late this weekend through middle of next week.

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