Past and forecast track of typhoon Kai-Tak on 18th August, 2012. [photo/]
Typhoon Kai-Tak arrived in the waters of the Beibu Gulf in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on Friday afternoon, and is expected to make its second landfall from Fangchenggang city to northern Vietnam, local authorities said on Friday.
The flood control and drought relief headquarters of Guangxi said that Kai-Tak, the 13th tropical storm of the year, will land in the areas from Fangchenggang to north Vietnam from Friday evening to Saturday morning.
Coastal cities Beihai, Qinzhou, Fangchenggang and Yulin have been hit by storms and gales, damaging billboards, traffic lights and guardrails.
Kai-Tak will leave Guangxi at around 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, but it will continue to impact the region until Sunday, according to the provincial meteorological observatory.
The observatory has issued typhoon and storm alerts to the public.
Kai-Tak made its first landfall in Huguang township, in Zhanjiang city of the southern province of Guangdong at noon on Friday, bringing heavy rain and gales to the areas.
The Ministry of Civil Affairs initiated an emergency response to the typhoon on Friday afternoon and sent teams to help with relief work in Guangdong.
A total of 274,000 residents in Guangdong province were relocated, according to the ministry. Local authorities also allocated manpower and money for disaster relief.
Violent weather also caused power outages in Guangxi, Guangdong and Hainan, affecting nearly 800,000 households at one point, but power supply has been restored in some regions, according to the China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd.
Airports, railways, shipping lines and high-speed trains in Guangxi, Guangdong and Hainan have been affected by Kai-Tak.
As of Friday afternoon, the staff of Meilan International Airport, in Haikou, capital of Hainan province said flights into and out of the airport — previously suspended because of the extreme weather — have resumed.

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