On Sunday, Typhoon In-fa made landfall in China, bringing heavy rains to a region still reeling from historic flooding.
The storm made landfall in the city of Zhoushan in the Zhejiang province on China’s eastern coast at 12:30 p.m. local time.
In-fa’s center is moving through Zhoushan and Ningbo with rainfall of 1 to 2 feet expected in some places and a maximum of 4 feet in the provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu, potentially producing life-threatening flooding, mudslides and other issues, according to Accuweather.
China’s Meteorological Administration said the storm was moving at speeds of 85 mph and was forecast to travel north along the coast of Zhejiang passing Shanghai in the afternoon and Jiangsu in the evening.
Zhejiang’s emergency management department upgraded its typhoon response to the highest level on Saturday, shutting down schools and markets and suspending road traffic in some cases.
All inbound and outbound flights to Shanghai, which has a population of about 26 million people, and the southern city of Hangzhou were cancelled.
Train services were also largely suspended after Shanghai announced that subway trains would be slowed and Hangzhou officials announced that underground trains would be suspended.
In-arrival fa’s follows a period of unprecedented flooding in central China, which killed at least 58 people, caused power outages, and forced more than 1 million people to relocate.
Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Nepartak formed in the Philippine Sea and was moving north with winds of 45 mph, threatening to hit Japan as it hosts the Summer Olympic Games already hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic.