Shanghai is bracing today for what is being billed as a “catastrophic storm,” as it bears down on Eastern China. “Coastal authorities should be well prepared for the typhoon as it could combine with a local spring tide to cause increased devastation,” the National Meteorological Center warned Thursday. “In the next three days, damage is likely to be caused by weather including lightning, thunder, hailstorms and gales.” Some Shanghai businesses are letting employees go home early today. Shanghaiist suggests you take your bosses up on that offer, buy some nice bottles of wine and hunker down. Be safe, everyone.