Fitow battered Okinawa
It is forecast to make landfall in China on Monday morning
China’s maritime authorities issued red alerts on Sunday, representing the highest warning for storm tides and waves as Typhoon Fitow approached land, the country’s state news agency, Xinhua, said.
Fitow battered the remote southern Japanese island of Okinawa late Saturday, with gusts of up to 120 kilometers per hour (74 miles per hour), Japan’s Meteorological agency.
Fitow is forecast to make landfall between east China’s Fujian and Zhejiang provinces on Monday morning, according to the National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center, Xinhua said.
Local authorities have been asked to reinforce harbor facilities and repair sea walls to prepare for the tides, according to Xinhua.