New Rules for Typhoon Warnings to be Issued by the Shenzhen Meteorological Observatory
Primary, middle and kindergarten schools might closed it doors and employers to halt their production if ever the Shenzhen Meteorological Observatory issues the yellow, orange and red typhoon warnings or red alerts for heavy torrential rain. This new measures are based on new rules that were approved by city officials.
The city established the warning system and action plan for typhoons to help mitigate injuries, damages and other negative impacts that these storms bring along with torrential rain, and still residents are reminding to take the necessary precautions. The city meteorological observatory is estimating that there will be at least three tropical storms to hit the city this year and the first one is expected to hit in July.
The government will also be setting aside 450 million yuan to prepare the city and to deal with any damages that will be caused by the typhoon and heavy rain. Part of the money will be used to reinforce and rectify flood hazards in more than 199 locations in the city. The city will continue to see heavy rainstorms since the observatory is expecting this year’s rainfall to be more than 1,600 milliliters more than last year.
The city will also experience wet weather this weekend as the observatory predicts rain and occasional downpour.