According to Sound of Hope, on the afternoon of July 2, Typhoon Simba made landfall in Dianbai, Maoming, and Guangdong, becoming the first typhoon to hit China this year. The storm caused great damage everywhere it traversed.
In particular, the southeast region of Guangdong province, southern Guangxi province, Hainan Island, and other places have been hit by torrential rains, causing local flooding.
The Guangdong Maritime Search and Rescue Center reported in the early morning of July 3 that, because of Typhoon Simba, the anchor chain of a construction floating crane named “Fujing 001” was broken. The ship was in distress in the waters near Hailing Island, Yangjiang, Guangdong.
As of 12:00 on July 2, three of the 30 crew members on Fujing 001 were rescued, and the remaining 27 people are still missing.
In addition, due to the impact of the typhoon, the railway transport industry in Hainan province was temporarily suspended for two days. More than 400 flights at Haikou and Sanya airports were canceled. Many streets in Sanya urban area are flooded, and people have to row boats to move about.
On July 3, the government of Luquan District of Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, issued a notice stating that on the evening of July 2, due to the typhoon, a construction site in Taitou village, town Thuong Trang collapsed, killing eight people and injuring one.