Chinese Meteorological Association provides meteorological service for citizen evacuation from Libya

Chinese Meteorological Association provides meteorological service for citizen evacuation from Libya

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25 February 2011
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At 14:25 on Feb. 24, the special meteorological service forecast product was sent to the General Office of the State Council, State Asset Regulatory Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Commerce and other sectors to provide service for the evacuation of Chinese citizens from Libya. According to the forecast of Central Meteorological Office, in the next three days there will be mostly cloudy in Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt. However, there will be strong wind in sea waters of Benghazi port of Libya. Preventive measures should be taken for marine gale.

Recently, the security situation in Libya has been aggravated. There are 30 thousand Chinese citizens waiting for evacuation. The central government responds quickly to this urgent need and sends chartered commercial aircrafts and ships to collect Chinese nationals at the first time. According to the Xinhua News Agency, about 4,600 Chinese had left Libya by Feb. 24 in China's largest-ever evacuation.>> Full text

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