If you thought the last two typhoons were kinda disappointing, then brace yourselves, because apparently the typhoon we’re getting tonight is going to be a real one. That’s the latest info we’re getting from Shanghai weather authorities, who have just upgraded the typhoon alert from blue to orange.
The National Meteorological Centre has reported observing Haikui strengthening as it approaches the coast of the Zhejiang province. 200,000 people have already been evacuated.
Vice Mayor Shen Jun has also described this typhoon as “likely to be the first real challenge since 2005”. [We remember that 2005 typhoon and we can tell you it was NOT nice.]
According to a directive [below in Chinese] issued by the Shanghai government, the following measures are to be taken from 9pm tonight until the orange alert is lifted:
1. All outdoor mass activities to be stopped.
2. All parks, tourist destinations and recreational parks to be shut.
3. All summer and extra-curricular classes to be stopped, but teachers to report to work as usual (to take care of students who have come to class because they were unaware of the latest regulations)
4. All cruise activities on the Huangpu River and Suzhou Creek to be stopped.
5. All one-day tours to be postponed to another date.
6. All outdoor construction work to be stopped.
7. No ships to be allowed out of port (unless on emergency public affairs). All ships outside to return to port as soon as possible.