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Powerful typhoon In-Fa approaches China’s east coast days after deadly floods swept parts of country

A major typhoon is expected to make landfall on China’s east coast days after deadly floods devastated parts of the country.

Weather watchers expect typhoon In-Fa to hit Shanghai on Sunday.

Flights and train services have been suspended, while people have been ordered to stay indoors.




Disruptive winds, rough seas and flooding are expected. Meanwhile, dozens of ships have been evacuated from a busy port south of Shanghai.

The typhoon follows a period of historic flooding that caused widespread damage and killed at least 58 people in central China.

Emergency crew are still working around the clock to rescue survivors and provide aid to the tens of millions of people affected by the floods.



Typhoon In-Fa could bring more torrential downpours to the stricken region in the coming days, and officials fear it could hamper rescue and recovery efforts.

Authorities in Zhejiang province have ordered schools, markets and businesses to close.

In Shanghai some public parks and museums have been shut.

This week’s flooding in central China has raised questions about preparations for extreme weather events in the country’s major cities.

Many factors contribute to extreme weather, but experts say climate change caused by a warming atmosphere makes these events more likely.

As China braces for Typhoon In-Fa, another tropical storm in the region is threatening to bring heavy downpours and strong winds to the Tokyo Olympics in Japan next week.