CHANGCHUN: The education bureau of Changchun, capital of northeast China’s Jilin Province, requested all primary and secondary schools and kindergartens in the city to suspend classes on Tuesday due to Typhoon Haishen.
Heavy rain hit most parts of the city from Monday night to Tuesday fueled by the 10th typhoon this year. The bureau issued the notice Monday to ensure the safety of teachers, students and school property.
All schools should inform teachers and students of the latest meteorological information and work on preventing typhoon damage, according to the notice.
Starting on Monday morning, rain began to fall from east to west in the province, and downpours have hit central and eastern Jilin.
The city of Hunchun in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture upgraded the emergency response for floods and typhoons to Level II, the second-highest in the country’s four-tier emergency response system, and relocated 1,499 residents on Monday.
The meteorological department said Typhoon Haishen started to move out of the prefecture and into Heilongjiang Province at noon on Tuesday.