Typhoon Maria made landfall Wednesday morning in Lianjiang County, southeast China's Fujian Province.
Maria, the eighth typhoon this year, made landfall at 09:10 GMT on Wednesday in Lianjiang County, in the eastern province, with winds of up to 150 kilometres per hour at the storm's eye, according to local meteorological authorities. Trees were reported to have fallen and some mountainous roads were blocked. It is expected to fall below typhoon strength during the latter part of Wednesday.
Residents are also advised to remain indoors during the storm and stay updated on weather warnings.
Fujian ordered all fishing boats to return to harbor by Tuesday noon and workers at offshore fish farms were required to return to land by 6 p.m.
Across the Taiwan Strait, schools and factories in coastal areas of the Chinese province of Fujian are closed. Ongoing projects involving highways and ports were suspended.
Eighty-six teams made up of around 1,500 workers from Fujian Expressway Group are on standby to fix any damage caused by the typhoon while local firefighters prepared for rescue missions, the report added.
More than 270,000 people had been evacuated from their homes in Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, as of Wednesday morning. Seventy-six domestic flights and 145 worldwide flights were cancelled on Tuesday.
Typhoon warnings were also issued in Japan's southernmost region Wednesday as the storm passed through Okinawa, but no major damage was reported.
Japan is already reeling from its worst weather-related disaster for decades after days of deadly floods and landslides triggered by record rains killed at least 179 in the west of the country.