Storm Warning – Talim & Doksuri

The U.S. Consulate General cautions U.S. citizens that super typhoon TALIM could make landfall near Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, China between September 14th to September 15th. Typhoon DOKSURI could make landfall near Hainan province, China on September 15th.  The Chinese government has issued a warning for Fujian, Zhejiang and Hainan areas. If landfall occurs, those living in impacted areas should expect extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding to occur.

Chinese Meteorological Administration Weather Alerts:  http://www.cma.gov.cn/2011qxfw/2011qyjxx/index.html

Hong Kong Observatory:  http://www.hko.gov.hk/contente.htm

All U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the area should monitor local weather reports, follow directions from local officials, and take other appropriate actions as needed.

For further information about security in China:

See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and China Country Specific Information.

Enroll in the Smart Traveler-Enrollment Program (STEP) and add our WeChat account GuangzhouACS to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

Contact the U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou, located at 43 Huajiu Rd, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China 510623, at +86 20 3814 5775 or by email at GuangzhouACS@state.gov, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except U.S. and Chinese holidays). If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance after hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Consulate General is +86 10 8531 4000.

Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).