Jiaxing launches emergency response to fight Typhoon In-Fa
Officials from Jiaxing Maritime Safety Administration check the ships operating at Jiaxing Port and remind them to keep an eye on the upcoming typhoon. [Photo/cnjxol.com]
Jiaxing in East China's Zhejiang province on July 21 launched its Level IV emergency response to Typhoon In-Fa, the sixth typhoon this year, which is expected to make landfall at the coastal regions of Zhejiang on July 24 or 25, local media reported.
Typhoon In-Fa was located 690 kilometers away from Wenling, a county-level city in Taizhou, Zhejiang and the wind level near the center of the typhoon was 14 as of at 2 pm on July 22.
Currently, In-fa moves northwest at a speed of 5-10 km/h and in the afternoon of July 23, the typhoon will move to southeastern East China Sea.
Here are some do's and don'ts before and after a typhoon.
Before a typhoon:
Keep an eye on the latest pre-warnings and predictions for the typhoon.
Halt mass gatherings, aloft work, and operation at sea.
Vessels operating at sea should return to port as soon as possible.
Consolidate or dismantle unauthorized structures.
Do not go out and people in low-lying areas or dilapidated buildings should move to a safer place.
Close doors and windows and move potted plants and other outdoor articles into the house.
Check electric circuits and gas piping and reserve some emergency food if necessary.
Keep an eye on possible torrential floods and other geological disasters.
During a typhoon:
Do not shelter from the rain under a tree, an iron tower, or an advertising board.
Do not swim or boat on rivers.
Turn off electrical equipment and cut off unnecessary power supply.
Park the car in an underground parking lot and make sure the parking lot's drainage system is unobstructed.
After a typhoon:
Clean up to prevent the spread of hazardous substances and germs.
Discharge water, harvest, and plant crops to reduce agricultural losses.