Four to five typhoons expected to hit Guangdong this year
2020-06-30 17:12     Source : News GD

Four to five typhoons are expected to make landfall in Guangdong or severely affect the province, accompanied by one or two catastrophic storm surges. The Department of Emergency Management of Guangdong Province released the prediction at a press conference held in Guangzhou today.

Statistics show that on average, 5.3 typhoons make landfall in Guangdong or severely affect the province each year, among which 3.7 typhoons reach our shores, accounting for 34.5% of the typhoons that make affect the whole country.

Guangdong has already entered the flood season starting from March 31. Since then, the average rainfall across the province has been 175 mm, down by nearly 40%. Some places have seen heavy rainfall and strong convective meteorological disasters. Major rivers have registered relatively stable water levels, and no major floods have occurred.

In general, the flood season of Guangdong lasts from mid-April to mid-October, about 6 months, ranking first in China.

As of June this year, Guangdong has not seen a large accident or above for 28 consecutive months. In terms of natural disasters, the province has successfully dealt with 13 rounds of heavy rainfall and typhoon Nuri’s landfall this year, according to the Department of Emergency Management of Guangdong Province.

So far, Guangdong’s production safety situation has remained stable on the whole, with the total number of accidents down sharply, a continuous decline in large accidents, as well as a comprehensive drop in the relative indicators of production safety, with major and extraordinarily serious accidents all initially contained.

Large accidents indicate those causing at least 3 but fewer than 10 deaths, major accidents refers to those causing 10-30 deaths, and extraordinarily serious accidents are those causing at least 30 deaths.

From January to May, there were 1,360 accidents concerning production safety, causing 840 deaths, 946 injuries, and direct economic losses of 123.1018 million yuan, down by 44.4%, 30.1%, 53.7%, and 31.3% respectively on a year-on-year basis. The four indicators show continuous decrease.

Editor: 谭晶