White Deer Approaching Xiamen to Start Second-level Emergency Response and Close the Coastal Scenic Spot

 White Deer Approaching Xiamen to Start Second-level Emergency Response and Close the Coastal Scenic Spot

With typhoon Bailu approaching, today (August 24) at 6:20 a.m., Xiamen Meteorological Observatory in Fujian continued to issue typhoon yellow warning signal. In response to the typhoon, starting at 6 p.m. yesterday (23), Xiamen coastal tourist attractions were closed, construction sites were shut down, and outdoor activities in coastal areas were all suspended.

Yesterday (23) at 5 p.m., the reporter came to Huli Mountain Fortress Scenic Area in Xiamen City and saw that the notice of closure was continuously rolling on the screen beside the ticket office, informing tourists that due to the impact of typhoon, the scenic area was temporarily closed from 6 p.m. on that day. According to the staff of the scenic area, they are conducting security checks, fixing or transferring flags, billboards and other facilities in the scenic area.

Yang Jingong, Scenic Area Worker: Take down some of the roofs like those next to us, which you can see on the left hand. In this way, we can prevent some potential safety hazards caused by typhoons.

Today (24) at 8:30 a.m., Xiamen launched a Typhoon-proof Level 2 emergency response. Gulangyu scenic spot in Xiamen was closed at 6 p.m. last night. Today (24) at 12 noon, the ferry stopped sailing. The Wutong passenger terminal, Xiamen-Jinjin route, is also grounded.

Staff of Wutong Wharf: Today, we have 40 flights all grounded. As of today (24) noon, all nine ships on Xiamen-Jinzhou route will go to shelter.

Ships near Xiamen have been entering the harbor for shelter since yesterday afternoon. Today (24) at 9:00 a.m., reporters in Xiamen Mintai Central Fishing Port saw law enforcement officers cruising inside the port. According to reports, as of 8:47 a.m. this morning, 151 social vessels have entered the central fishing port of Fujian and Taiwan for shelter.

Huang Pengsheng, captain of the second brigade of Xiamen Marine Comprehensive Administrative Law Enforcement Detachment, said that the shelter vessel had come in and would not be allowed to leave the port unless it was lifted. So keep the entrance, lock these fishing boats in and out of the harbor, and dont leave the harbor without authorization until the typhoon is lifted.

As for aviation, affected by typhoon Bailu, Xiamen Kawasaki Airport had planned to carry out 563 sorties, cancelled 108 sorties and planned to carry out 455 sorties as of 9 a.m. today (24).

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