Typhoon Meranti made landfall in the coastal city of Xiamen in southeast China’s Fujian Province at around 3:05 a.m. Thursday, bringing strong winds and downpours. Video shows the typhoon slammed parts of the city, knocking down trees and transmission towers, resulting in power blackouts in some places and shutting down all local highways. Some 286 trapped residents have been rescued by local firefighters. Authorities are also urgently repairing power facilities that have been downed by the storm.
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