Typhoon In-fa arrives at China’s east coast

BEIJING – Typhoon In-fa made landfall on China’s southeastern coast of Shanghai on Sunday after people living near the sea were evacuated, airline flights and trains were cancelled, and The public is ordered to stay indoors.

The typhoon made landfall in Zhoushan in Zhejiang province, state television reported, citing the national weather agency. It forecasts 10-14 inches of rain.

“People should not go outdoors on their own,” the bureau said.

The previous storm had rained on Taiwan and toppled tree branches, but no deaths or injuries were reported.

About 330,000 residents of Fengxian county on the southern edge of Shanghai were evacuated after offshore wind speeds reached 60 mph, the China Daily newspaper reported.

Hundreds of flights at Shanghai Pudong and Shanghai Hongqiao airports have been canceled and many more are expected to be canceled on Monday, state broadcaster reported. Parks are closed in Shanghai and the riverside Bund district, a popular tourist area.

Typhoon In-fa canceled several flights as it finally made landfall along China's east coast on July 25, 2021.
Typhoon In-fa canceled several flights as it finally made landfall along China’s east coast on July 25, 2021.

The international airport in Hangzhou, southwest of Shanghai, also canceled flights.

Train service to Ningbo, a port city south of Shanghai, has been suspended, according to state television. The Zhoushan Bridge connecting islands near Ningbo was closed, as were schools, markets and businesses in Zhejiang province.

On Saturday, large container ships were moved from the Yangshan port in Shanghai, one of the world’s busiest shipping hubs. State television said a lock in Nantong, which borders Shanghai to the north, had stopped releasing ships into the Yangtze River.


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