BEIJING: Flights and trains were canceled in China’s largest city Shanghai as Typhoon Chanthu headed for the Chinese coast on Monday after bringing heavy rain and wind to Taiwan.
Local media reported that all flights from Shanghai’s two airports had been suspended. Some metro lines remained closed, while classrooms and many offices and shops remained closed for the day.
The China Meteorological Association said the storm was in waters off Shanghai at noon, with maximum winds of 151 kilometers (94 mph).
Chanthu drenched Taiwan with 13 centimeters (5 inches) of rain on Sunday as the center of the storm pounded the east coast of the island with gusts of 162 kph (101 mph) and 198 kph (124 mph). Had passed before heading north to Shanghai. .
After pouring rain over Shanghai, Chanthu is forecast to move north and then northeast towards South Korea and Japan.
A hurricane hit the Philippines’ Luzon island last week, but there were no reports of flooding or damage.
Typhoons are called hurricanes in the North Atlantic, central North Pacific, and eastern North Pacific, but they are a single weather phenomenon.
Typhoon In-fa made landfall south of Shanghai in late July, disrupting flight schedules and prompting the evacuation of about 330,000 residents of the Fengxian district on the city’s southern edge.
Torrential rains and floods in July killed at least 292 people, some of them trapped in the city’s subway tunnels, in Zhengzhou, a major city in the central Henan province.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times