China Travel Alert: Typhoon Megi headed toward China

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China Travel Alert: Typhoon Megi headed toward China

After having wreaked havoc in the Philippines, where it killed 11 people, Typhoon Megi is headed for Hong Kong and mainland China.

Megi is expected to touch down on Hong Kong this Friday, October 22nd, or on the following day. Wind speeds at the storm’s center are estimated at around 52 meters per second.

Hong Kong is expected to bear the brunt of the storm in China, but the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian and Hainan are also preparing to be hit by Megi’s powerful winds and heavy rains.

It is believed that Megi will be the strongest storm to hit China all year. Travelers planning on visiting Hong Kong this weekend are encouraged to reconsider their itineraries.

In the meantime, China is taking serious precautions before the storm hits and has suspended train services in Hainan and Guangdong.

WildChina urges all travelers in the region to be cautious and put their own personal safety first. For up-to-the-minute updates on Typhoon Megi, visit the Hong Kong Observatory website.

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