China issues highest alert for Typhoon Fitow

Hundreds of thousands of people in southeast China were evacuated and fishing vessels called back to shore on Sunday because of an approaching typhoon, authorities said. 
China\’s National Meteorological Center has issued a red alert for the storm, saying it is expected to make landfall in an area between southern Zhejiang province and northern Fujian province.
Fishing boats and ferries have been warned to return to port and dozens of international and domestic flights have been canceled.
Fitow is named after a flower from Micronesia. The typhoon is the 23rd to hit the region this year.
Source: Agencies
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