Typhoon Conson to reach land today, hitting Hainan province
Path of Typhoon Conson
China issued an orange alert on Thursday for wave surges, the second highest level warning, forecasting that Typhoon Conson may reach land Friday on the southeast coast of China’ s Hainan province.
The National Marine Environment Forecast Center warned of a 6-metre wave surge in the middle and the north of the South China Sea from Thursday night through Friday.
Meanwhile, warnings were also issued for a possible 5-metre wave surge off the east shore of Hainan province and a 3-metre wave surge off the west shore of Guangdong province and the southern coast of Hainan.
The Center also issued a yellow-level alert for a storm surge which might affect Guangdong and Hainan province.
The center suggested local governments gear up for a disaster response.
Conson is currently wreaking havoc in the Philippines, killing at least 26 people and injuring 14 others as of Thursday.