Tropical storm lashes China as it moves northward
BEIJING (AP) — China's weather agency says the storm Muifa is lashing northeastern China with torrential rains and winds despite having weakened to a tropical depression after making landfall in North Korea.
Tropical Storm Muifa hit the North Korean coast overnight with winds gusting up to 52 miles per hour (83 kilometers per hour).
China's National Meteorological Center says the storm then moved northwest across China's neighboring Liaoning province and dropped up to 5 inches (135 mm) of rain.
Early Tuesday the storm was further north in Jilin province and moving northeastward with winds of 29 mph (47 kph). It says Muifa should continue to weaken though winds could gust up to 39 mph (62 kph) along the coast.