Typhoon Cempaka hits south China’s Guangdong Province on Tuesday, according to Chinese news agency Xinhua.
Typhoon Cempaka is the first typhoon to make the landing in China this year.
According to Xinhua, the typhoon landed on the coast of Jiangcheng district in the city of Yangjiang.
It had a wind speed of up to 118.8 km per hour near its eye.
Accordingly, the city’s local administration issued a red alert, calling back fishing vessels, and told fish-farming workers to evacuate. Nearly 5,000 people in the city have been evacuated to safety.
The Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, the provincial capital, had canceled 127 flights and delayed 19 outbound flights by 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.
The typhoon was forecast to bring torrential rains to the southern part of Pearl River Delta and the western part of Guangdong on Tuesday and Wednesday