China on Tuesday July 25th urged fishing boats to seek shelter as super typhoon Doksuri moved closer to East Asia. Doksuri is nearly 1,000km in diameter, and was expected to sweep past lightly populated islands off the northern tip of the Philippines by Wednesday, with fierce winds and heavy rain hitting Taiwan to the north.
Philippine authorities have already raised storm warning levels in the capital region, while northern provinces have begun evacuating some coastal communities whose homes were in the path of the storm.
Doksuri is expected to hit the Chinese mainland somewhere between Fujian and Guangdong provinces on Friday. Fujian has ordered all offshore fishing boats to find refuge at the nearest port by Wednesday noon.
Taiwan’s weather bureau issued sea warnings and urged onshore communities to brace for heavy rains and strong winds.