China’s Zhejiang and Shanghai brace for typhoon ‘Chanthu’

 Monday, September 13, 2021


East China’s Zhejiang Province and Shanghai have issued alerts for typhoon Chanthu.

The typhoon will likely make landfall on Zhejiang’s coastal areas between Zhoushan and Ningbo on Monday.

The 14th typhoon of the year can also pass through Zhoushan Islands during the daytime on Monday.

The Zhejiang provincial meteorological observatory issued a warning on Sunday saying this.

The provincial flood control and typhoon and drought relief headquarters have upgraded the typhoon emergency response to Level II.

They urged local governments to make preparations against floods and step up the evacuation of people in dangerous areas.

According to the provincial department of agriculture and rural affairs, all fishing boats in Zhejiang except those in safe waters have returned to port.

There are more than 10,000 boats and over 4,000 people involved in mariculture who have been evacuated.

The meteorological observatory of Shanghai also issued an alert for the typhoon.

It is expected to land in the southern part of the city on Monday evening along with strong gales and heavy rain on Monday and Tuesday.

The observatory has advised residents to avoid going out unless necessary.

China’s national observatory on Sunday continued the orange alert for Typhoon Chanthu.

At 9 am Sunday, the center of Chanthu moved to waters off eastern Taiwan, at 24 degrees north latitude and 122.4 degrees east longitude.

China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system in which red is the most severe. It is followed by orange, yellow and blue.

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