Typhoon Meranti, which landed in eastern China's Fujian Province Thursday morning, has left 14 people dead and another 14 missing.
Typhoon Meranti made landfall in Xiang'an district of Xiamen City, Fujian Province, at 3:05 am Thursday, with gales up to 48 meters per second.
It takes time for sponge cities to become effective, said the Ministry of Housing and Urban Rural Development in an article published on its official website, adding that it is accelerating the construction of sponge cities.
Typhoon Nida caused widespread damage to major cities in the Pearl River Delta of South China after making landfall on the Dapeng Peninsula in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, at about 3:30 am on Tuesday.
Typhoon Nida landed at 3:35 am Tuesday at the Dapeng Peninsula in the city of Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province, local weather authorities said.
Severe flooding across large parts of the country has raised fresh concerns about food safety.
Another breached dike was found on a subsidiary of Hanjiang River in Central China's Hubei province, one day after workers completed repair work on the banks of the Kaotian River in the province.