Chinese state media say at least six people were killed and several others remain missing after Typhoon Fitow slammed into a southeastern region.
The powerful storm made landfall in Fujian Province Monday, packing winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour. Much of the surrounding area still was submerged in floodwaters Tuesday.
The storm has since weakened, but torrential rains continued in nearby Zhejiang province, prompting the government's highest emergency flood response.
The Xinhua news agency says over 4,000 homes collapsed in the storm. Many areas were also without power, as well as rail and air transportation.
Fitow is named after a flower from Micronesia. The typhoon is the 23rd to hit China this year.