Typhoon Chan-hom, packing winds of up to 110 miles per hour, hit the southeast coast of China in Zhejiang province Saturday morning, forcing more than a million people to evacuate coastal cities, Reuters reported.
Hundreds of flights were grounded, tens of thousands of ships were docked, and several of the country’s railway services in the affected areas were canceled, as typhoon warnings were issued in cities along the 400-mile coastal zone from Shanghai to Fujian province.
Typhoon Chan-hom is the strongest typhoon to hit within 200 miles of Shanghai in the past 35 years, according to Weather Underground’s Dr. Jeff Masters.
No casualties have been reported, but about 390 square miles of farmland have been affected and around 100 homes collapsed from the winds and rain, Chinese news service Xinhua reported.
The Provincial Flood Control and Drought Prevention Headquarters in Zhejiang province expected the agricultural sector to be hit the hardest, estimating $2 billion yuan in agricultural losses.