Shanghai Braces for Fierce Typhoon – AP

AP reports that fierce typhoon has reached Shanghai and 200,000 people have been evacuated ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Wipha, via Time:

Whipping up waves up to 36 feet high, Wipha was moving northwest across the sea north of Taiwan and was forecast to make landfall south of Shanghai early Wednesday, weather reports said.

“The typhoon is very likely to develop into the worst one in recent years. We are still observing it. It’s hard to say at this moment,” said a man who answered the phone at the city’s meteorological bureau. As is common with Chinese officials, the man identified himself only by his surname, Fu….[Full Text]

– Click to see a slideshow of Typhoon Wipha via BBC
– [Image via BBC]

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