Super Typhoon Mangkhut landed at 5 p.m. on September 16 on the coast of Jiangmen City, south China's Guangdong Province, packing winds up to 162 km per hour, according to the provincial meteorological station.
More than 2.52 million people have been relocated, and over 48,000 fishing boats called back to port in the province as of 6 p.m. on September 16.
Work has been suspended at more than 29,000 construction sites and 640 tourist spots were closed.
All flights were cancelled in airports of Guangzhou and Shenzhen and will be resumed starting 8 a.m. on September 17. All high-speed train services and some normal-speed rail services have been suspended in Guangdong and Hainan provinces.
According to the National Meteorological Center, Mangkhut has entered Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, moving northwestward at a speed of 30 km per hour as of 11 p.m. on September 16.
About 228,000 people have been relocated in the region, and 98 flights were cancelled in Nanning, the region's capital city, as of 7 p.m. on September 16. All rail services between Guangxi and Guangdong were suspended on September 16.
In the region's coastal cities of Beihai, Qinzhou and Fangchenggang, over 8,000 fishing boats have returned to port, and schools will close on September 17.
(Xinhua News Agency September 16, 2018)