Typhoon rains force 73,000 relocations in Guangdong
The typhoon Ewiniar has brought torrential downpours into south China\\\'s Guangdong Province.
As of 4 p.m., nearly 73,000 residents had been moved to safe places.
The storms also led to flight delays in Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong. Seventy-three outbound flights and 71 inbound flights had been canceled as of 5:30 p.m.
In a high school in Zhaoqing City, fire fighters and armed police have transported students and teachers to attend the national college entrance exam, because of flooding.
More than 3,000 emergency shelters have been opened and over 8,000 residents have been resettled. A total of 290,000 yuan (45,000 U.S. dollars) in disaster relief funds have been allocated, and tents, folding beds, towels, bottled water and food have been distributed.
As of noon Friday, over 1,000 people from 12 towns and villages in Xinxing had been relocated to safety.
Ewiniar, which formed in the northwestern Pacific, made landfall in multiple parts of Hainan and Guangdong provinces, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to many areas in southern China.