China shuts down railways, ports in fear of typhoon In-Fa

It is likely to make landfall in the eastern or northeastern coastal areas of Zhejiang province.

China has shut down ports and railways on Saturday in anticipation of Typhoon In-Fa, which is said to be the sixth one to hit this year.

 

According to the provincial meteorological department, In-Fa is currently located about 395 km southeast of Xiangshan County in Zhejiang, with a maximum wind force of 144 km per hour.

 

It is likely to make landfall in the eastern or northeastern coastal areas of Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai, between the afternoon and night on Sunday.

 

The storm had sustained winds of 155 kph (95 mph) with gusts up to 191 kph (120 mph) as it moved northwest away from Taiwan, the department said. Chinese authorities have issued a level III alert, the third-highest, to keep the citizens cautious.

 

China's Henan province witnessed unprecedented flooding this week following a torrential rain, in which 58 people have died, more than 495,000 people have been evacuated.

 

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