Typhoon Haima will make a second landfall in southeastern China on Friday after leaving at least seven dead in the northern Philippines.
Haima, referred to as Lawin in the Philippines, will barrel into southeastern China on Friday afternoon, local time, with its strength equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane.
While Haima is no longer the super typhoon it strengthened into prior to slamming into the Philippines' northern Luzon Island, the typhoon remains a danger to lives and property in southeastern China.
Residents should be rushing to complete preparations and heed all evacuation orders.
Damaging winds, flooding rain and an inundating storm surge will accompany Haima onshore. Landfall is expected near Shanwei, which is located in between Hong Kong and Shantou in eastern Guangdong.
Conditions will deteriorate in southeastern Guangdong on Friday morning before Haima makes landfall.
As Haima approaches China, the risk of flooding downpours in southeastern Taiwan will gradually diminish on Friday.
Wind gusts of around 160 km/h (100 mph) will blast the coastline of southeastern Guangdong in the vicinity of Shanwei, resulting in widespread tree damage and power outages that could last for days. Well-constructed homes can sustain major roof and siding damage.
Loose or damaged items can become flying projectiles during the height of the typhoon, endangering anyone outdoors during the height of the typhoon.
Eastern Guangdong will also face 125-250 mm (5-10 inches) of torrential rainfall with local amounts over 300 mm (12 inches). Severe flooding, raging rivers and mudslides will result. Roads and bridges could become destroyed, isolating some communities.
An inundating storm surge will further flood the coast, near and east of where Haima comes onshore.
While the worst of the typhoon will remain to the west, dangerous seas will pound and threaten to flood the coast of southern Fujiana.
Hong Kong will also escape 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 with wind gusts of 80-95 km/h (50-60 mph).
There can be areas of flash flooding and sporadic power outages and tree damage.
Haima will quickly weaken after making landfall, becoming a tropical rainstorm by Saturday afternoon over northern Jiangxi. The risk of damaging winds will lessen as Haima weakens, but winds strong enough to cause isolated power outages and tree damage can occur northward to southern Jiangxi.
Potentially flooding rain will continue to accompany Haima throughout its track over eastern China. Rainfall of 75-150 mm (3-6 inches) is expected from central Jiangxi to southern Jiangsu, northern Zhejiang and Shanghai this weekend.
The heaviest rain will pour down on Shanghai on Saturday night into Sunday.
Before battering southeastern China, Haima left at least seven people dead in the northern Philippines.
Landslides are being blamed for four of the deaths, according to the Associated Press (AP).
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines reported that more than 90,000 people evacuated ahead of Haima. The typhoon tore across the northern part of Luzon Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
Landfall on the eastern coast of Luzon occurred near Kinayabutan Beach in Baggao on Wednesday night.
Overturned vans, toppled or leaning electric poles and debris blocking roads littered Cagayan province in far northeastern Luzon, the AP reported. Most stores had window panes shattered and canopies shredded by the wind.
Torrential rain totaled 242 mm (9.53 inches) in just 24 hours from Wednesday to Wednesday night at Tuguegarao.
Haima slammed the northern Philippines just a few days after the deadly flooding caused by Typhoon Sarika.
Photos of #Haima #LawinPH devastation in Cabatuan, Isabela. Photo sent by CARE's contact Junior Chamber Int'l. pic.twitter.com/hfXMrahJYc— CARE Philippines (@CAREphl) October 20, 2016