On August 8 Typhoon Haikui came whipping just south of a direct hit on Shanghai. Only 2 people were killed in the city, but many more were affected in the regions that felt the full force of the storm. This was the 3rd tropical cyclone within a week in the greater area…!
I had called my office earlier that morning stating that I did not think it was wise to come into the office, they told me I had no choice. I got a taxi and came in late, around 11am, less than 2 hours later they told us all to hurry home as the Shanghai municipal government had just issued a “red warning” (the highest level). Morons. So, now that the storm was right over the city they ordered us to go home (keeping in mind that bus and taxi services had been suspended)! I was stuck at the office. I waited for hours until a lapse in the storm then rushed home… all these pictures were taken only just outside my office building.
As a side note, I am happy they renamed Typhoon Haikui, because getting seriously injured by Typhoon Longwang would not have been funny. Well, maybe just a little.