Thursday, September 2, 2010
"Typhoon" leaves Shanghai flooded
The last two weeks in Shanghai have been following a similar pattern. Sunny, warm mornings and rainy, thunder-stormy afternoon/nights. Yesterday a typhoon was said to pass by Shanghai, something that resulted in a lot of schools being closed. The wind, however, proved to be the smallest problem. The rain a bit more so. As you see from the photo and the video (that I took at Hengshan Lu), a lot of Shanghai’s central streets were flooded last night and of course it was impossible to get a cab. I came home soaked and tossed yet another pair of shoes into the pile “ruined by the rain shoes.” Let’s see what today’s gray sky has to offer. According to the weather forecast it’s going to rain for the next 5 days in the city, meanwhile the temperature will still stay above 30… mmmm…. Lovely. Not.