Some flights at Beijing Capital International Airport were canceled today due to the impact of Typhoon Eagle, the fifth typhoon to make landfall in China.
According to state-run China Central Television (CCTV), 52 flights were canceled as of 3 p.m. local time out of 1,119 flights scheduled to take off and land at Capital Airport throughout the day. 517 flights took off and landed as originally planned.
“Travelers are urged to closely monitor weather changes and flight conditions to make appropriate adjustments,” CCTV said.
Airlines including China International Airlines (Air China), China Eastern Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and Hainan Airlines have set up online ticket refund and change channels and offline refund and change windows, and are providing real-time flight information to travelers via text messages and phone calls, CCTV said.
Typhoon Eagle, which made landfall in southeast China on Aug. 28, is moving northward along eastern China with maximum sustained wind speeds of 50 meters per second.
China’s Central Meteorological Observatory issued a heavy rain red alert for Beijing and other areas in the north, northeast, central inland and south as of 6 p.m. on the 29th.
Beijing had received an average of 228 millimeters of rain from 9 a.m. the previous day to 6 a.m. this morning. Chinese meteorological authorities have forecast heavy rainfall of up to 250 to 400 millimeters in Hebei, Beijing, Tianjin, central Shanxi, northern Henan, and central-western Shandong provinces today.
Operations at major palaces, museums, and performance venues in Beijing were suspended for the day, and some trains departing from or passing through Beijing West Station and Beijing Fengtai Station were canceled.
The heavy rainfall inland is also causing casualties in various parts of China.
In Dandong, Liaoning province in northeast China, four people who went into the mountains to pick mushrooms went missing on the 27th, and one person was found dead on the 28th. Search efforts are continuing in the rain, but two people are still missing.
In Jinzhou, Liaoning province, a man was found dead in a river the day before after he was swept away while fishing for freshwater crabs, the Kukmok Daily said.
In the southeastern province of Fujian, where Typhoon Eagle made landfall on Aug. 28 ahead of the central and northern provinces, a total of more than 880,000 people were displaced in a single day, with 354,000 people having been urgently evacuated.
In addition, 6,333.53 hectares of agricultural land in Fujian have been damaged by heavy rains, of which 151.24 hectares are unharvestable. 먹튀검증 There were 44 collapsed houses and 1,869 damaged houses.