Typhoon Soudelor, the strongest tropical storm so far this year, made landfall in Fujian province at around 10:10 p.m. last night after it had wreaked havoc in Taiwan earlier in the day.
According to China.com, Wenzhou city of Zhejiang province was hit particularly hard by torrential rain leading to floods and mudslides that have killed at least six people and left four missing
At least 250,000 people have been evacuated from Fujian and Zhejiang provinces ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Soudelor, which killed at least five in Taiwan and left a trail of destruction.
According to the National Meteorological Center (NMC), the typhoon will last for at least four days. Strong winds and heavy rain have already cut off power for at least a million people and destroyed crops on farms along China’s eastern coast.
Nine coastal provinces and cities, including Fujian, Guangdong, Shanghai and Zhejiang will be hit by downpours and gales in the following days with Soudelor expected to last until at least Tuesday.
By Lucy Liu
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