Shanghai and East China’s Zhejiang Battered by Typhoon “Haikui”
A severe typhoon named Haikui, made its landfall on Wednesday morning in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province south of Shanghai, after the government relocated more than one million people out of the path of the windstorm, August 8, 2012.
Typhoon Haikui has brought downpours and floods to east China, after landing in Zhejiang Province. Winds of force 10 or 12 has arrived at some parts of Shanghai, and Shanghai has upgraded the typhoon alert to red at 11:30am, the highest level of the four-color warning system.
The typhoon will move west towards in following days, and Jiangsu Province (Nanjing) and Anhui Province (the Yellow Mountains) will be influenced.In the following three days, the typhoon will move west towards, it is expected that Shanghai will be hit by torrential rain, and the storm in Hangzhou will weaken.
The severe typhoon is has brought many inconveniences on transport, that some sections of Beijing-Shanghai high speed railway (including Shanghai-Hangzhou section and Shanghai-Nanjing section) and Shanghai’s maglev train has stopped operation, and many flights related to coastal cities including Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Ningbo have been canceled.
China Highlights remind you not to go out during stormy days as possible as you can. China Highlights’ customers can get refunds of the entrance fees for attractions unable to travel and some service fees, when traveling in typhoon regions (including Shanghai, Hangzhou, and the Yellow Mountains) these days.