Pics: Haikou Holiday Beach battered by Typhoon Kompasu

By Chen Shumin / HICN / Updated: 17:15,13-October-2021

Currently approaching south China's island province of Hainan, Typhoon Komatsu is forecast to be the strongest storm to make landfall in the past five years.

Early Saturday Wednesday morning, the provincial meteorological authority issued a level III alert for heavy rainfall, along with declaring a typhoon red alert and an orange alert for huge waves.

Holiday Beach, on the west coast of the province's capital, is getting repeatedly battered by the waves of the approaching Typhoon Kompasu and various tourist attractions near the coast have been closed to visitors.

Giant waves brought by Typhoon Kompasu crash against the shore at Holiday Beach. WANG CHENGXIAN

Giant waves brought by Typhoon Kompasu crash against the shore at Holiday Beach. WANG CHENGXIAN
 

At the nearby scenic overlook, huge waves crash against a 3-meter-high seawall. WANG CHENGXIAN
 

Holiday Beach staff patrol the coastal area. WANG CHENGXIAN

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