BEIJING – Typhoon Krosa roared ashore Sunday on China's southeast coast after more than 1 million people were evacuated, a government news agency reported.
Krosa made landfall at about 3:30 p.m. along the boundary of densely populated Zhejiang and Fujian provinces a day after killing four people in Taiwan, the Xinhua News Agency said, citing local weather officials.
The storm, with winds of 78 mph was moving northward, the agency said.
There was no immediate report on injuries or damage.
More than 1 million people were evacuated from low-lying coastal areas, including more than 500,000 tourists who were at beach resorts for the National Day holiday week, Xinhua said.
Krosa killed four people on Taiwan on Saturday as it knocked out power to 2 million homes and drenched the island, according to Taiwan's Disaster Relief Center.
Two men were killed in suburban Taipei when a landslide buried their house, the center said. A man died after falling from his balcony in Hsinchu and a woman was electrocuted after falling from her motorcycle in Tainan. The agency said two other men were missing.
Early Sunday, China's coast guard rescued 27 sailors from a Hong Kong freighter that suffered mechanical failure after it was hit by Krosa off the southeastern port of Wenzhou in Zhejiang, the Chinese government's Xinhua News Agency reported.
Schools were closed and flights canceled in Wenzhou, which lay in the storm's path, Xinhua said. The city ordered fishing boats, ferries and sightseeing boats to return to port.
In Fujian, which was hit by torrential rains ahead of Krosa's arrival, authorities warned of possible mudslides, Xinhua said.
In Shanghai, where the Special Olympics is taking place, the city government canceled vacations for flood-control workers and was drafting plans to drain competition sites, the agency said.