On Saturday China shut down ports and railways as its for Typhoon In-Fa as parts of the country struggled to recover from floods earlier this week.
According to the Xinhua news agency landfall late sunday typhoon InFa is forecast in the eastern coast province of zhejiang near shanghai.
A level 3rd alert the Chinese authorities have issued thirdhighest for the storm ,according to china railway more than 100 trains travelling through the region have been cancelled.
Shanghai authorities closed some public parks and museums and warned residents on Saturday to “stop large scale outdoor gatherings” and to stay indoors.
All container ship docks were shut down from Yangshan Port south of Shanghai and 150 vessels including passenger ships and cargo vessels were evacuated from the area.
In central China’s Henan province, where floods this week have now killed at least 58 people, authorities are clearing and reopening roads blocked with vehicles and debris.
According to the Henan government More than 495,000 people have been evacuated, with the flooding causing billions of dollars in losses. Million peoples have been affected by the floods, with some trapped without fresh food or water for days and others lifted to safety .
Henan emergency response official Li Changxun warned on Saturday that the province would need to undertake large-scale cleaning and disinfecting to “ensure the disaster is not followed by an epidemic. rescue workers continuing to shovel mud and remove uprooted trees across the province.
Torrential downpours dumped a year’s rain in just 3 days this week on the hardest-hit city of Zhengzhou, where at least a dozen people died inside a subway train during Tuesday’s rush hour after floodwaters trapped passengers in their carriages.
Henan province is striated by rivers, dams and reservoirs, many constructed decades ago to manage the flow of floodwater and irrigate the agricultural region, but rapid urban sprawl has strained existing drainage systems.