The powerful storm Chanthu has now caught China along with Vietnam and Taiwan. The danger of Hurricane Chanthu is looming in these countries. China’s Shanghai and neighboring coastal areas are vulnerable. This year’s storm Chanthu is the most powerful ever. Chanthu is the second major storm of the year after Super Typhoon Surige in April. The typhoon passed east and north of Luzon in the Philippines early Saturday. Due to this, there was heavy rain in the affected area.
Flights canceled in Shanghai and neighboring coastal areas
On the other hand, because of the threat of storms, flights have been canceled in Shanghai and neighboring coastal areas of China. Operations of educational institutions, subways, and trains have also been suspended. Shanghai city officials issued a warning of the storm in a post on their official WeChat account, saying it was forecast to have gusts of more than 170 kilometers per hour. Officials said that heavy rains with strong winds are expected in the coastal areas.
brake on import and export services
Port terminals in the Shanghai areas have suspended container import and export services from Monday until further notice. The city has also suspended metro services on some lines serving the city’s southern districts. All parks, outdoor tourist attractions, and playgrounds in the Shanghai area will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. Official forecasts have predicted 250-280 mm of rain in some areas of southeastern Jiangsu province, Shanghai, and northeastern Zhejiang.
Alert issued in Zhejiang province
Xinhua News Service reported that Zhejiang province, near Shanghai, had issued an alert on Sunday. Schools were closed and flights and train services have been suspended in some cities. Due to the storm, Zhejiang is facing flash floods in 9 districts. A red alert has been issued in these nine districts. The port of Ningbo, China’s second-largest container transporting hub after Shanghai, has ceased operations from Sunday afternoon.
Wind speed expected to reach 220 km in Taiwan
Wind speed can be up to 220 km in Taiwan. Weather conditions are less likely to improve in Taiwan. Heavy rainfall of 200 to 300 mm may occur in Taiwan. Speaking to Taiwan’s state-run Central News Agency on Thursday, Wu Wan-Hua, a Central Weather Bureau official, said she expected heavy rain in the southern part of the island. The possibility of floods has been expressed due to heavy rains. Landslides can occur in high-altitude areas of Taiwan.