Japanese China is making ready for Hurricane In-fa after the flooding within the heart of the nation
The typhoon landed at 12.30 p.m. on Sunday in the Putuo district of Zhoushan city, an important port in the east coast province of Zhejiang, the state broadcaster CCTV said, citing the China Meteorological Administration.
The storm in central China is still suffering from a record flood that killed at least 58 people, cut electricity and forced the relocation of more than 1 million people.
“We will make every effort to ensure the safety of people’s lives and property and do everything we can to minimize disaster damage and strive to achieve the goal of zero deaths and few injuries and economic loss,” said Yuan Jiajun from the Zhejiang Provincial Communist Party secretary during a preparations inspection on Saturday, official media reported.
The weather agency previously said the typhoon was moving at a speed of 15 km / h (9 mph).
The wind speeds in In-fa were up to 38 meters per second, said the weather authority. According to Reuters calculations, this corresponds to about 137 km / h (85 mph).
It was supposed to drive north along the coast of Zhejiang around noon, pass Shanghai and reach the northeastern province of Jiangsu in the evening.
Zhejiang’s emergency management department on Saturday took its typhoon response to the highest level, closing schools and markets, and ceasing road traffic if necessary.
Both Shanghai, which is home to around 26 million people, and Hangzhou in the south have canceled round-trip flights from Saturday, and many train connections in the region have also been suspended.
The Shanghai government said it would slow down its subway trains while Hangzhou authorities warned residents not to shut down the subways.
A flood in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou killed 12 people trapped in the subway last week.
Shanghai Disneyland will be closed on Sunday and Monday due to the weather, the resort said, while the city’s Yangshan port has evacuated hundreds of ships, the official Xinhua news agency reported.