A man wades through a flooded street in Ningde, China, on Sunday, August 9. Soudelor made landfall Saturday night in the city of Putian, in China's southern Fujian province. More than 185,000 people moved to higher ground, Xinhua reported. The typhoon weakened as it moved inland toward the northwest.
Rescuers stand by a flooded area in Ningde, China, on August 9.
Tree branches and other debris lie under a bridge in Taipei, Taiwan, as a result of floods caused by Typhoon Soudelor. The storm brought widespread destruction to Taiwan after making landfall there in the early hours of Saturday.
Piles of debris left by Typhoon Soudelor's heavy rain and flooding lie under the Zhongzheng Bridge as it crosses the Xindian River in Taipei.
Water and mud flow around residential buildings in Xinbei City, Taiwan, on Saturday, August 8.
Residents gather to see huge waves stirred up by Typhoon Soudelor in Wenling, China, as the storm draws near the mainland on August 8.
Trees torn down by strong wind are seen on the road in Jinjiang, China, on August 8.
A young boy finds a mother cat nursing two kittens as he searches through the storm-damaged remains of his home on August 8 in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.
Emergency rescue personnel dig a man from a mudslide caused by Typhoon Soudelor in Xindian, New Taipei City, Taiwan, on Saturday, August 8.
Emergency rescue personnel carry children past cars crushed by a mudslide in New Taipei City on August 8.
Metal sheeting lies on a Taipei road after the arrival of Typhoon Soudelor early on August 8.
A basket stadium is flooded by the Jingmei River on August 8. More than 3 feet of rain fell in parts of Taiwan Saturday, CNN Meteorologist Ivan Cabrera said.
A man rides past blown-down motorcycles as Typhoon Soudelor hits Taipei on August 8.
A fisherman walks on a pier in Ningde, China, on Friday, August 7.
NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Typhoon Soudelor on August 7 as it approached Taiwan.
Two women battle the winds from the approaching typhoon in Taipei, Taiwan, on August 7.
Taiwanese coast guard personnel block off coastal walkways in Keelung, Taiwan, on August 7.
Surfers remove surf boards from a beach in Yilan County, Taiwan, Thursday, August 6.
Fishing boats are secured in a port in Yilan County, Taiwan, on August 6.
The crew of the international space station spotted Typhoon Soudeloron on August 5 as the storm moved through the western Pacific.