Parade, water trips canceled as Wipha nears
Shanghai Daily news
Shanghai has canceled a parade and all water trips bound for Zhejiang
Province as the city is on full alert for the approaching Typhoon
The parade for the Shanghai Tourism Festival, scheduled for
tonight at Super Brand Mall in Pudong's Lujiazui area, has been canceled and
organizers haven't said if they plan to reschedule, the Shanghai Morning Post
City tourism agencies have also canceled all trips bound
for Zhejiang on water, including trips to Putuo Mountain, Zhoushan City and
Lin'an City, the report added.
Shanghai's transport authority ordered
operators to only use gas busses, not electrical buses until the storm has
The city's Donghai Bridge may also close as soon as wind speeds
reach 133 kilometer an hour.
The Yangshan Marine Bureau said it has
dispatched several patrol cars to wait on the 32.5 kilometer long bridge and
will officials will tell drivers to slow down if the wind speed is above 102
kph, Huang Dejun, the director of the bureau told the newspaper.
packing winds of up to 183kmh, was heading northwest at a speed of 20kmh, the
Zhejiang meteorological observatory said at 6pm yesterday. At that time, its
epicenter was about 750 kilometers southeast of Jiaojiang, Taizhou, in
The typhoon will bring torrential rain and gales to Shanghai
tomorrow evening, according to the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau, which expects
the center of Wipha to hit tomorrow night and last for two to three