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01 Sep 2020 | 05:10 PM UTC

China: Meteorological agency issues typhoon alert for eastern areas due to passing of Typhoon Maysak September 2-3

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China Meteorological Administration renew blue alert due to passing of Typhoon Maysak off east coast on September 2-3; heavy rain, strong winds, and associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/1/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/3/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Shanghai). COUNTRY/REGION Zhejiang province, Shanghai, Jiangsu province

Event

On Tuesday, September 2, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) renewed a blue typhoon alert (the lowest on a four-tier-color-coded warning system) for eastern coastal areas due to the passing of Typhoon Myasak. The alert is in place from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday afternoon, September 3. While the typhoon is forecast to pass some way west of coastal areas, being a severe system it is still forecast to bring gales to coastal areas of Zhejiang province, Shanghai, Jiangsu, and the estuary of the Yangtze River, as well as rough seas in the East China and Yellow Seas. The municipal flood and drought relief headquarters in Shanghai stated on Tuesday that they were strengthening measures to deal with the impacts resulting from the passing of the storm system.

Context

China's southern and eastern coastlines are highly vulnerable to storm systems during the rainy season from May to September. These storm systems have the potential to cause human casualties and mass displacement as well as result in travel and service delivery disruptions. Heavy downpours and strong winds, as well as associated floods and landslides, also frequently cause structural damage and lead to high economic losses.

Advice

Those in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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