Typhoon Nida is making its way across eastern Asia, impacting transportation and logistics operations throughout Hong Kong and China. Heavy rain, strong winds and flood risks have forced many business activities to halt while the storm passes.
The storm, also called Tropical Storm Carina, hit the Philippines on Saturday, July 30, and dropped 11 inches of rain in some areas.
Nida made landfall near Hong Kong early in the morning (local time) of Tuesday, August 2. The storm then moved toward the city of Shenzhen which is located in the Guangdong province. According to Guangdong provincial weather authorities, the cities of Dongguan, Guangzhou, Foshan and Zhaoqing could be hit before the storm weakens.
Here's a few details:
- Hong Kong stock exchange activity was suspended on Tuesday
- Over 150 flights were canceled at Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday (3.05 inches reported)
- Nida is the fourth typhoon to hit China this year
- Guangdong province issued a brief red alert, the highest emergency response among the nation's four-tier national system
- Rainfall could possibly reach 100 millimeters per hour in some areas
Please note that inland logistics operations, customs activities, cargo flights and ocean carrier sailings could be impacted and consequently result in shipment delays. Contact your local Marisol International account manager for shipment-specific information.
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