Typhoon Chanthu Forces Shanghai to Close Schools and Cancel Flights

Authorities in Shanghai and neighboring regions announced the closure of schools and the cancelation of flights and train services as Typhoon Chanthu approaches.

Shanghai authorities said Typhoon Chantu would bring strong winds and heavy rain to the coastal regions even after it was downgraded on Sunday evening from a super typhoon of more than 170 kilometers per hour, to a strong typhoon.

On Sunday, the local government announced the closure of all kindergartens and primary schools in Shanghai as the city brace for the storm.

The government also announced the cancellation of all flights at the city’s larger Pudong International Airport from 11 am Monday local time and at the smaller Hongqiao airport in the west of the city from 3 pm. 

The government further suspended subway services from Monday to Tuesday on some lines serving the city’s southern district.

The Shanghai International Port Group also announced the suspension of some container-related operations in the largest container port in the world, the Shanghai container port, until further notice.

The typhoon passed by Taiwan’s east coast over the weekend, disrupting transport and causing power outages, Reuters reported.

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