Shanghai has removed its Blue alert for Typhoon Fitowas of yesterday, but a Blue alert for rain has been pushed up to Yellow, according to the Shanghai Daily. Expect at least one more full day of heavy rainfall and steering through small lakes across the city’s streets.
Shanghai Meteorological Bureau issued the year’s first typhoon blue alert, the lowest level, at 9am on Sunday, warning authorities to take precautions and halting group outdoor activities and work on high-rises.
From 8am on Sunday to yesterday afternoon, most of the city suffered heavy rainfall.
While Fitow moves away, it will still be windy today under the influence of Typhoon Danas but city forecasters say it shouldn’t have a major effect as it will be 500 kilometers from Shanghai at its closest point.
As of yesterday, five people were killed and four more have gone missing in Zhejiang Province due to the storm, according to Xinhua.