Shanghai cleans up after Typhoon Muifa

STORY: Despite causing flight cancellations at several airports and grinding port activities to halt, there was little damage reported. Local resident Liu Chenglin told Reuters there wasn't much impact to his daily commute after the storm passed overnight.

Muifa was downgraded to a strong tropical storm by Chinese weather forecasters, but will continue to bring heavy rains and flash flooding across several provinces as it moves north across populated coastal provinces.

Travelling at a speed of 12-19 miles per hour (20-30 km) in a north-westerly direction, Muifa is now expected to skirt along the eastern coast of Jiangsu province and cross the Shandong peninsula, the China Meteorological Administration said.