Warnings issued for typhoon and tropical storm in China

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Clare Nullis

China is facing a double threat from severe weather systems.

A typhoon called Saola and a severe storm named Damrey are threatening to batter parts of China.

This warning comes from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and its regional specialized meteorological centre in Tokyo, Japan.

The storm has already reportedly killed ten people and displaced thousands in the Philippines.

WMO spokesperson, Clare Nullis says Saola strengthened into a typhoon late on Monday as it moved past the Philippines.

"The China Meteorological Administration has issued an orange warning for typhoon Saola as it moved towards the eastern coast of Taiwan province. The China Meteorological Administration expects it to land on Taiwan or to touch the northeastern coast of Taiwan the night of August 1st or the morning of August 2nd and then it will move closer to the coastal areas of China from central Fujian to southern Zhejiang."

(Duration: 29")

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