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China: Typhoon: 2016/10/18 Country Information on DRR

Period 2016/10/18
Country or District China
Event Type Typhoon
Outline On 18 October 2016, Typhoon Sarika made landfall on Hainan, China as a Category 2 typhoon with torrential rain and winds of up to 162 km/h. Nearly 500,000 people were evacuated from coastal and low-lying areas.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Xinhua 2016/10/19
Sarika, the 21st typhoon of the year, made landfall in the east of Hainan on Tuesday morning, 18 October 2016 packing winds of up to 162 km per hour. Half a million people were evacuated in Hainan. The typhoon caused agricultural losses on the island. In Qionghai City, 62 villages were flooded and direct losses in its agricultural and fishery sectors reached 570 million yuan (85 million U.S. dollars).