While making landfall, Ampil, the 10th typhoon this year, packed winds of up to 28 meters per second near its eye. According to the Shanghai meteorological observatory, it would wane in strength while moving northwestward.
The Shanghai municipal flood control headquarters said it had relocated more than 190,000 people, called over 1,600 ships back at port and reinforced 46,000 trees citywide.
Shanghai Disney Resort said it was operating normally, but will suspend some outdoor attractions and performances during periods of heavy rain or high winds. Shanghai Tower, the tallest building in China, has suspended its rooftop sightseeing for visitors.
So far, Shanghai has canceled more than 700 flights and high-speed trains.
Though the Shanghai authorities lifted an orange alert in the afternoon, the rain is to continue till Wednesday.
With Ampil entering Shanghai’s neighboring province Jiangsu later in the afternoon, central and southern regions of the province experienced heavy rain and winds.
In Qidong City, the maximum rainfall exceeded 80 millimeters and some parts witnessed winds of over 28.5 meters per second.
The local authorities are busy fixing damaged power facilities and many temporary shelters are ready to serve affected or displaced residents.
According to the Ministry of Emergency Management this morning, firefighting departments have launched emergency response plans in the affected regions to timely deal with possible dangers.