Typhoon Chanthu washes away dirt road in China

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Heavy rainfall due to Typhoon Chanthu washed away a dirt road in China’s eastern province on Monday.

Footage shows the Qiangang Road, which stretches from Houfan Village to Nankeng’ao Natural Village in Zhejiang province, being swamped by intense floods from the storm on September 13. The deluge carried off parts of the road, eroding the path and making it uneven.

Chanthu, which has been downgraded from a super typhoon on Sunday, remains a formidable storm, packing winds of more than 170 km/hr near its centre. Residents of Shanghai and nearby coastal regions, including Zhejiang, have been warned to brace for strong winds and intense rains as the typhoon bears down on China’s eastern portion.

The Zhejiang Meteorological Observatory has forecasted three days of heavy rainfall in the province for the next three days. Local authorities have already raised the highest emergency response level in the region, shutting down schools and halting flights and transport services in several cities, according to Xinhua news.

Chanthu is expected to weaken further before tracking northeast towards Japan and South Korea.