Eastern China was Sunday bracing for torrential downpours from Typhoon Soulik which forced the evacuation of half a million people after killing two in Taiwan.
Soulik lashed coastal Fujian province with winds of 118 kilometers per hour (73 mph) when it made landfall but had weakened to a tropical depression as it moved inland, the China Meteorological Administration said.
More than half a million people were evacuated from Fujian and neighboring Zhejiang as the typhoon approached, with 5,500 soldiers deployed to carry out relief work if needed.
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Xinhua news agency said almost 31,000 ships were called back to port and 20 flights cancelled.
Soulik brought torrential rain to Xiamen, with 24 centimeters of rain falling on the port city from Saturday to Sunday.
Rivers swelled beyond warning levels in some areas, and waves up to 10 meters (33 feet) high pounded sea defenses in Ningde city.
In Taiwan, two people were killed, one was missing and 104 were injured by the storm, with one town reporting widespread landslides and floodwaters a storey high.