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.
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.'