Meranti Makes Landfall
By Paul Homewood
Sorry to belabour the point, but it is important to finish the story of Typhoon Meranti.
It appears that Xinhua News Agency have confirmed that Meranti made landfall near the city of Xiamen early this morning.
They report wind speeds of 105 mph:
Chinese media have some photos of few uprooted trees and puddles. Otherwise, fortunately, little real damage has been done.
I really could not resist showing this picture from China Daily:
Huge waves hit the shores in coastal city of Wenling, Zhejiang province, as Typhoon Meranti makes its way to East China on Sept 14, 2016.
This is one of a sequence of photos. The previous one is this:
A resident captures the huge waves hitting the shores in Wenling, Zhejiang province, as Typhoon Meranti approaches East China on Sept 14, 2016.
If you thought the British press was guilty of overhyping ordinary events, pity the poor Chinese!!!