China's eastern region hit by storm and flooding
BEIJING (AP) - Shanghai city officials have closed more than 60 parks and the city zoo as residents wade through flood waters after heavy rains hit the financial hub in the aftermath of Typhoon Fitow.
The official Xinhua News Agency said on Tuesday that Shanghai had been hit with 152 millimeters of rain, the highest single-day total since 1961.
Xinhua says that although the typhoon landed on Monday in the southeastern province of Fujian, the neighboring province of Zhejiang has been hit the hardest, with the death toll now at six. Schools have been closed, and power and transportation disrupted throughout the province.
In its capital city of Hangzhou, the water level for the scenic West Lake has risen 280 millimeters, flooding lakeside walkways.