According to the city’s flood control headquarters, more than 150,000 people have been evacuated to shelters as Tropical Storm Jongdari smashes the coastal Jinshan District, southwest Shanghai at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Downgraded from a typhoon, Tropical Storm Jongdari arrived in the Chinese financial hub on Friday morning packing powerful winds.
Jongdari, the 12th #typhoon this year, made landfall in East China's #Shanghai on Friday, packing winds of up to 23 meters per second near its eye, according to the National Meteorological Center. pic.twitter.com/FNXMdtXsdE
— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) August 3, 2018
It is expected to gradually weaken as it moves westward into the Yangtze River delta.
It had earlier disrupted transportation and knocked out power to thousands of homes in Japan, leaving at least 16 people injured.
There were no immediate reports of damage in Shanghai, although 151 flights at the city’s two airports had been cancelled and 122 parks across the sprawling urban area had been closed.
Jongdari, which means skylark in Korean, is the 12th typhoon of the season.
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