The Effects of Typhoon Lekima: Octopus flying in the sky, major damages and 1 M people displaced
What damage can be caused by typhoons and how dangerous a typhoon is? You can make a judgement yourself. Just watch some of the videos people shared from the affected area.
Typhoon Lekima made a landfall in Zheijang province, China as a high-end Category 2 storm last week (you can read our coverage here, accompanied by satellite imagery).
IFRC Asia Pacific reported that Lekima has affected more than 4 million people & displaced 1 million in Zhejiang, Shanghai & Jiangsu provinces.
Lekima brought all the three main fatal consequences of typhoons to China:
- High-speed winds
- Wind-blown debris
- Flooding and landslides
The citizens experienced winds so strong, you could even be a witness of an octopus falling from the sky.
Chinese TV network CGTN shared a video of Zhang Yijun, a deliveryman, cleaning clogged drains on several flooded streets — he was cleaning the drains barehanded. Zhang said he was doing what he could to help people to get over the disaster.
Typhoon Lekima approach & landfall
MIMIC storm-centered microwave imagery.
Lekima and Krosa hovering over Western Pacific.
- Krosa weakened to tropical storm. Could strike Japan as a Typhoon later this week
- Typhoon Lekima made a landfall in SE Zhejiang province, China as a high-end Category 2 storm
- Cat 3 Typhoon Lekima is heading towards the southern part of Japan's Ryukyu Islands & the Shanghai area
- Typhoon Francisco weakened after it made landfall as a Tropical Storm