Typhoon Chanthu brings large waves to China’s east coast

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Large waves struck the coast of eastern China as Typhoon Chanthu approached the country Monday.

Footage shows the waves crashing along the coast of northern Jiangsu amid an overcast sky on September 13.

Chanthu, which has been downgraded from a super typhoon on Sunday, remains a formidable storm, and is forecasted to lash eastern China, including Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Shanghai until Wednesday. The Ministry of Water Resources has issued a mild Level-IV emergency response for floods.

The storm has prompted the closure of ports in Zhoushan and Ningbo, as well as triggered flight cancellations in Shanghai on Monday. Flights will resume in Shanghai by Tuesday afternoon.

Chanthu spared China a direct hit, lingering over the mouth of the Yangtze River on Tuesday. The National Meteorological Center said the typhoon is expected to weaken on Wednesday night as it moves northeast towards Japan and South Korea.