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Typhoon Tembin takes unexpected return towards Taiwan

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Tembin, the year’s 14th typhoon, has taken an unexpected return towards northeastern areas of the South China Sea. It increased to medium level early on Sunday. The National Meteorological Center says it’s expected to linger for the coming two days.

Flooded roads, collapsed highways, sky-rocketing food prices, that’s the damage brought by the second coming of Typhoon Tembin, which first made landfall on early Friday. Heavy rainfall has hit several areas in Taiwan, with more than fifty-millimeters in only two hours. Nearby Fujian province is on high alert. Ferry services have suspended.

Wen Chuangwei, director of Shantou Maritime Bureau Command CTR., said, "We’ve suspended all the ferry services. All the fishing boats have been recalled to port. Those boats will be banned from going out to sea these days."

The typhoon has disrupted plans for some tourists.

Wen Chuangwei said, "I planned to take the ferry today. Now I have to change my schedule. It seems I have to stay here for a few more days."

Nearly 24,000 aquatic farm workers were relocated Saturday. Various other prevention measures have been carried out to prepare Tembin’s unwelcome return.

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