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Heavy rainfall continues in east China
Last Updated: 2013-10-09 13:52 | CNTV.cn
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With the weakening of Typhoon Fitow to a tropical depression, China's National Meteorological Center has cancelled its rainstorm alert for Tuesday. However, amid continuing rainstorms, East China’s Shanghai city and Zhejiang province have raised their emergency response to the highest level, to handle possible storm tides and waves.

Meanwhile, strong winds and heavy rainfall are expected to continue in south-east Jiangsu province for another day. Six people have died and four are missing due to the typhoon in Zhejiang. This picture shows a city-wide traffic jam on Monday in Hangzhou city, where rainstorms dumped 70 centimeters of water. This man picked up 40 plates from the flooded roads.

This picture shows how Tongji University in Shanghai has literally became an ocean of "knowledge".

Fitow was the strongest typhoon to hit China since 1951.

Hangzhou city is the worst hit in Zhejiang province. Traffic stuck still.

It’s an urgent task to discharge rising water in local communities. And the picture is the same on most streets in the city.

Water also poured into the West Lake, a popular scenic site that was forced to close after its water level rose 7 meters above the warning mark. Tourists were stranded.

Shops were closed, and what’s left of the stock were placed high, away from the touch of the floods.

"The loss is over 10,000 yuan, shop facilities were broken." Shop owner in Hangzhou, Zhejiagn province said.

In Cangnan county, thousands of trapped residents have been relocated.

Those venturing out tread carefully, as strong winds left hidden dangers everywhere.

"Two thirds of trees on the roads were brought down." Sanitation worker in Cangnan, Zhejiang province said.

Farmers have suffered heavy losses. Hundreds of greenhouses were destroyed.

About 270,000 young tomato plants were ruined, that’s 70 percent of the total.

The typhoon has affected over 6.3 million people in Zhejiang province, and economic losses have surpassed 8 billion yuan.

Authorities have notified all fishing boats to remain at port as heavy rainfall is expected to continue. And suggested schools to suspend classes.

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