Twin Typhoons Saola and Damrey – August 1st, 201228.0N 129.8E
Typhoon Saola, the ninth typhoon of the year, has strengthened and is approaching coastal regions in southeastern Fujian, which has started to prepare for possible disasters. Right now Saola is churning over the Philippine Sea and its heavy rains batter Philippine’s northern Luzon Island.
Yesterday, it was reported that Saola was expected to make landfall at eastern China between the cities of Fuzhou and Taizhou Thursday night or Friday, local time, and that the system would gain typhoon strength at landfall with flooding rain, destructive winds and severe coastal flooding. It was also reported that Damrey could reach typhoon strength when it crosses Japan’s northern Ryukyu Islands or southern Kyushu at midweek with heavy rain and damaging winds. Since yesterday, both systems have effectively reached typhoon status.