The threat of flash-flooding, mudslides and damaging wind also remains. emergency response measures are being taken in six provinces, including Shanghai. Some strong effect pf the storm which occurred are the cut of power and disruption to the water supply. In Taiwan more than 1,500 people were evacuated a day ago. Before striking Taiwan on Wednesday, Meranti swept over a spattering of tiny islands in Batanes Province of the northern Philippines. Meranti is the strongest typhoon since Typhoon Megi in 2010 in terms of pressure, the strongest since Typhoon Haiyan of 2013 in terms of maximum sustained winds, as well as the strongest tropical cyclone worldwide in 2016.At the beginning, in terms of 1-minute sustained winds, Meranti intensified from a 110 km/h (70 mph) tropical storm to a 285 km/h (180 mph) Category 5 super typhoon in just 36 hours. Disaster response teams were ready to deliver assistance to the affected villagers.