Ferries have been suspended and classes canceled in cities in eastern China because of the looming typhoon Hinamnor, which is also expected to affect Taiwan, Japan and the Korean peninsula, the AP reported.
In Shanghai, ferry services have been suspended from today and more than 50,000 police officers are deployed in the metropolis to help direct traffic in the threatened areas. Authorities in the eastern business hub of Wenzhou have ordered schools to remain closed tomorrow
Evacuation of people and cancellation of flights has begun on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa and on the island of Taiwan. Forecasts indicate that the typhoon will cause intense rainfall and possible flooding on the Korean Peninsula.
According to data from Hong Kong forecasters, the element is raging with winds of up to 175 km/h. As of 10:00 a.m. local time today, the China National Meteorological Institute issued a code yellow for heavy rainfall in Zhejiang, Shanghai and what Beijing considers the Chinese province of Taiwan.
Typhoon Hinamnor is the world’s most powerful storm this year. Forecasts are that its center will move north to the East China Sea, AP pointed out.