China's meteorological agency said that Meranti made landfall at Shishi City at 3:30 a.m. on September 10, with a wind speed of 78 mph at its center.
The Xinhua news agency reports a total of 145,300 people in Fujian were evacuated to avoid rain and wind triggered accidents.
The storm quickly weakened to a tropical storm, but still brought flooding rains to neighboring Zhejiang province and metropolitan Shanghai.
Typhoon Meranti Track
Satellite Loop Data: CIMSS