Scenic spots across Sanya were closed as super typhoon Haiyan made landfall in Hainan on Sunday 10th November, bringing downpours and strong winds.

Authorities also announced the suspension of classes in primary schools and middle schools on Monday morning.

The power supply in some areas of Hedong District, Hexi District, Yacheng and Tianya was cut off as power facilities in these areas were damaged by the devastating typhoon.

Authorities on Sunday issued a fifth-level typhoon alert and ordered all departments of the city to strengthen their preparations.

The typhoon weakened into a tropical storm and moved northeast at a speed of 15 km per hour on Monday.

Haiyan left at least 255 dead in the Philippines by Monday after the super typhoon made its first landfall in the central areas of the country on Friday. 



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