Residents walk past damaged stores in Fuijan, China, on July 12.
Typhoons are common at this time of year in the South China Sea, picking up strength over warm waters and dissipating over land.
A man walks past damaged houses on July 12 in Fuijan, China.
Typhoons used to kill many people in China but the government now enforces evacuations and takes precautions well in advance, which has helped save many lives.
A woman walks past debris left behind behind by the storm on July 12.
A man walks on a damaged road in Fujian on July 12.
Soldiers clean the road at Bandong Town on July 12 in Fuijan, China.
Residents walk over a bridge covered in debris in the aftermath of the storm in Bandong in China's Fujian province on July 10.
The hand of a victim protrudes from the rubble in Bandong, China, on July 10.
The owner of a clothing store hangs out muddy clothes in Bandong on July 10.
Before the storm, central and eastern China were already suffering from severe flooding, which killed more than 100 people and damaged infrastructure, livestock and agriculture.
Residents ride a motorbike past an overturned car in Bandong on July 10.
Rescue workers move a wood beam away from a damaged house in Bandong on July 10.
Residents recover their possessions from the mud on July 10 in Minqing.