Typhoon Muifa on Thursday made landfall for another time on China’s densely populated east coast, after evoking the cancelation of most passenger flights at Shanghai’s two airfields since it hit land.
The stormpacking winds as high as 126 kilometers (78 miles) per hourmade landfall at 12: 30 am (1630 GMT Wednesday) in Shanghai’s Fengxian district, state news agency Xinhua said.
Muifa had previously hit the town of Zhoushan in Zhejiang province on Wednesday, in accordance with Xinhua.
China’s Central Meteorological Administration had issued its highest-level typhoon alert for the very first time this season, saying Muifa would upsurge in intensity since it approached the coast.
Gale force winds and heavy rains are forecast along China’s eastern seaboard until Thursday morning, the elements agency said.
“Relevant areas should focus on preventing flash floods and geological disasters which may be due to heavy rainfall,” it added.
Shanghai Airport Group said in a social media marketing statement that it “will announce flight adjustments at both airports to the general public regularly, based on the typhoon’s impact”.
The storm comes immediately after Typhoon Hinnamnoor hit Shanghai and its own neighboring region the other day, evoking the suspension of Shanghai ferry services and school closures in elements of Zhejiang.
Zhejiang authorities had ordered all fishing vessels to come back to port by noon Wednesday, closed schools in three cities, suspended passenger ferry routes and shut places of interest because the province braced for Muifa’s landfall.
Temporary emergency shelters have already been create around Shanghai, CCTV reported, and also a crisis evacuation zone spanning over 30 kilometers across the city’s coastal area.
Muifa may be the 12th typhoon going to China this season, in accordance with state media.
Its impact is likely to gradually decrease since it moves further north inland on Thursday, CCTV said.
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