Typhoon Chan-Hom made landfall in China's eastern coast on Saturday, after nearly one million people were evacuated from the coastal regions.
Typhoon Chan-Hom was downgraded from a super typhoon to a strong-typhoon earlier on Saturday.
The typhoon hit the Zhejiang Province in east China on Saturday evening at 4.40 pm local time, according to China's National Meteorological Center.
The city of Shanghai is also expected to face the impact of typhoon Chan-Hom.
- No casualties have been reported so far.
- Typhoon Chan-Hom, which was downgraded from a super typhoon, made landfall with wind speed of about 160 kilometers (100 miles) per hour, and is thus not the strongest typhoon to hit the province in 65 years, as the met department had predicted.
- Typhoon Chan-Hom has made landfall in Zhoushan city in Zhejiang Province, according to China's state broadcaster CCTV.
- Typhoon Chan-Hom is reportedly moving slower on Saturday, and is expected to narrowly pass Zhejiang Province without making landfall.
However, a passing typhoon may actually be likely to be more destructive, Hu Yaowen, deputy head of the Zhejiang's flood control department, told Xinhua.
- Images show severe flooding in several farmlands in eastern China.
— CCTVNEWS (@cctvnews) July 11, 2015
- China has issued a red alert as it braces for super typhoon Chan-Hom.
Video: China issued red alert as approaching Typhoon Chan-Hom brought gales, rainstorms to east China. pic.twitter.com/SQEVbTRCdj
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) July 11, 2015
- Till 8 am local time on Saturday, more than 960,000 people were evacuated from China's eastern province ahead of the storm, according to Xinhua.
- Typhoon Chan-Hom's centre was about 250 miles south-southeast of Shanghai, at 10 am local time on Saturday, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.