Deadly Rammasun Weakening, Remains Dangerous
By By Kristina Pydynowski, senior meteorologist
July 20, 2014, 6:55:51 PM EDT
Despite weakening over land, once-Super Typhoon Rammasun remains a danger to lives and property by unleashing torrential rain.
Rammasun made its final landfall on Saturday morning local time in southern China near the Vietnam border.
The once super typhoon will now continue to weaken as it tracks over the rugged terrain along the border of Vietnam and southern China.
Rammasun will be a tropical rainstorm by Sunday. While the threat for damaging winds is lessening, residents should not let their guard down since flooding rain and mudslides are still dangers to lives and property through the end of the weekend.
The torrential rain will spread from northern Vietnam and the southern Chinese province of Guangxi to Yunnan Province and neighboring parts of Myanmar by later on Sunday.
Before Monday, the rain will total 100-200 mm (4-8 inches) with local amounts around 300 mm (12 inches). The heaviest amounts will be measured in the mountains.
After tearing through the Philippines at midweek, Rammasun moved over extreme northern Hainan and the Leizhou Peninsula on Friday.
The storm is responsible for nine deaths and 99 injuries across Hainan Island Friday, according to the Associated Press. An additional three people were killed later in the Guangxi region.
The death toll in the Philippines remains at 94 with 437 people reported injured and six missing, stated the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
Rammasun brought widespread winds of more than 100 mph and caused wind damage to the Leizhou Peninsula.
Hong Kong was able to miss most of the storm as it passed by to the south. However, outer bands of the storm did pass through the area and brought periods of heavy rain and breezy winds.
While Rammasun is weakening, attention is turning toward Typhoon Matmo. Taiwan and then east-central China lie in the path of Matmo.
AccuWeather.com Meteorologists Eric Leister and Jordan Root contributed to the content of this story.
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