Publication Date October 21, 2016

Typhoon Haima barrels into China after unleashing deadly landslides in the Philippines

A toppled pole lays along a flooded road as heavy rains and wind from Haima battered Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, northern Philippines on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. Photo: Bullit Marquez, AP

Typhoon Haima made a second landfall in southeastern China on Friday after leaving at least 13 dead in the northern Philippines.

Haima, referred to as Lawin in the Philippines, barreled into southeastern China during the midday hours of Friday, local time, with its strength equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane.

The eye of the storm came ashore in eastern Guangdong, about 105 miles east of Hong Kong.

Haima has since weakened to a tropical storm and will further weaken to a tropical rainstorm by Saturday afternoon.


Hong Kong escaped the most destructive winds and flooding rain. However, AccuWeather Meteorologist Adam Douty still expects Haima to deliver 50-100 mm (2-4 inches) of rain on the city.