East China braces for Typhoon In-fa after flooding in country's centre
BEIJING: Chinese commercial hub Shanghai and neighbouring coastal regions cancelled all flights, slowed or suspended subway trains and shuttered ...
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BEIJING: Chinese commercial hub Shanghai and neighbouring coastal regions cancelled all flights, slowed or suspended subway trains and shuttered businesses ahead of Typhoon In-fa's expected landfall on Sunday (Jul 25) afternoon.The typhoon is set to hit the east coast province of Zhejiang even as central China is still reeling from record flooding that killed at least 58, cut off power and forced the relocation of more than 1 million people.
AdvertisementAdvertisement"We will make every effort to ensure the safety of people's lives and property, and do everything to minimize disaster losses, and strive to achieve the goal of no deaths and few injuries and economic losses," said Yuan Jiajun, the Zhejiang province Communist Party secretary, during an inspection of preparations on Saturday, official media reported. headtopics.com
At 8am on Sunday, the typhoon was about 95km away from Zhoushan, a major port in Zhejiang, and moving at a speed of 15 km per hour (9 miles per hour), the China Meteorological Administration said.In-fa's wind speeds were up to 38m per second, the China Meteorological Administration said. That is equal to about 137kmh, according to Reuters calculations.
It was due to travel north along the Zhejiang coast from around noon, passing Shanghai and reaching northeastern Jiangsu province by the evening.AdvertisementAdvertisement Read more: CNA »
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