Second storm in a week hits China's Hainan

AP News
Posted: Oct 04, 2011 9:02 AM
Second storm in a week hits China's Hainan

A tropical storm has hit southern China, bringing heavy winds and rain and forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights. It is the second storm to hit the area in a week.

The provincial weather office in the southern island of Hainan says Tropical Storm Nalgae made landfall on Tuesday with winds of about 55 mph (90 kph).

The airport in Sanya on the southern end of the tropical island said it had been forced to cancel or postpone dozens of flights.

Hainan was lashed by Typhoon Nesat last week, leaving hundreds of thousands without power and killing three people.

Both storms battered the Philippines before moving on to China.