BEIJING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Fitow has affected the life of 4.56 million people in east China's Zhejiang and Fujian provinces, the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said on Monday.
The 23rd typhoon hitting China this year landed in Shacheng Township of Fuding City at 1:15 a.m. Monday, packing winds up to 151 km per hour.
About 4.35 million people in Zhejiang were affected with fallen houses and flooded grain. Two were killed by the storm. It affected about 210,000 people in neighboring Fujian, according to the headquarters.
The headquarters adjusted the emergency level from level two down to level three, but warned enhanced prevention efforts as Typhoon Fitow, along with the approaching Typhoon Danas, will continue to haunt the provinces with more rainstorms forecasted.