August 08, 2015

"Fujian issued its highest typhoon alert Saturday as Soudelor approached, Xinhua reported. Flights to Fuzhou were canceled, along with about 100 trains running through the city of Xiamen. The airport in Quanzhou also canceled its flights."

USA Today After killing at least six in Taiwan, Typhoon Soudelor made landfall in mainland China on Saturday night with strong winds and heavy rains, China's official Xinhua news agency reported. by Jessica Estepa and Greg Toppo

'The storm hit Putian City in southeastern China's Fujian Province at 10:10 p.m. local time Saturday. More than 160,000 people had been evacuated before the typhoon reached land.

'Even before the storm made landfall, rain in the provincial capital Fuzhou reached historic highs, Xinhua reported. Much of the downtown was waterlogged, traffic stalled on flooded streets and more than 10,000 trees toppled.

'Strong winds took out power to more than 1.4 million households and police rescued 12 people from a fishing vessel that lost power in waters in the region early Saturday. Rain totals of up to 14 inches were expected through Monday in the northern part of Fujian.'

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