Packing winds of up to 35 meters per second, typhoon Chan-Hom is fast approaching the Zhejiang Province and expected to make landfall tonight or early tomorrow. The Hangzhou Flood Control Headquarters held several meetings in the last two days to prepare for emergencies.
Hangzhou has recorded 423.8mm of rainfall since the rainy season began in early June, 50 percent more than normal years. Typhoon Chan-Hom will dump more rains on the city and threaten the safety of banks along reservoirs, rivers and lakes.
The flood control headquarters urged local authorities to strengthen the monitoring of areas vulnerable to floods, mud slides and other geological disasters and ensure the safety of workers at construction sites.
Meanwhile, all boats in the city are ordered to return to harbors and contingency measures are in place to drain water from flooded roads, factories and neighborhoods.
Source: Hangzhou International Center