A woman struggles in the wind from Typhoon Nepartak in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, July 8, 2016.
Typhoon Nepartak has ripped through Taiwan, peeling open buildings, overturning cars and downing trees.
CWB forecasters said that Taiwan proper will totally exit the storm circle of Nepartak early Saturday, but the outlying islands will remain under the influence of the typhoon until Saturday evening.
Nepartak was expected to "cause impact on the entire province with severe wind and rains", the Fujian Meteorological Administration said.
Two people were killed and 72 were injured as Super Typhoon Nepartak ravaged Taiwan early Friday with winds up to 150 miles per hour and severe flooding. Now, the tropical storm has hit China bringing heavy rain accompanied by strong winds over the region.
About 270,000 households have been affected by power cuts, a spokesperson for Taiwan's Central Emergency Operations Center said, and more than 500 domestic and worldwide flights were cancelled. "More than 33,000 fishing boats are taking shelter in port. Air-passenger services and passenger ships to Taiwan across strait have all been suspended". Taiwan's High Speed Rail Corp. said trains were operating normally Thursday, but that all high-speed trains were expected to be canceled Friday.
An estimated 23 million people have already been affected by floods, hailstorms and landslides, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said, while China's Flood Control Department said the country was experiencing its worst flooding since 1998. More than 300 global flights were also cancelled, authorities said. Typhoons are common at this time of year in the South China Sea, picking up strength over warm waters and dissipating over land.
Chinese authorities have evacuated more than 420,000 people in the Fujian Province, which suffers from the Nepartak typhoon, Xinhua reported on Saturday.
The typhoon had killed two and injured 72, according to the latest figures from the Central Emergency Operation Center.