China hunkers down for Typhoon Muifa landfall

STORY: State television showed ships and fishing boats returning to port in Xiangshan, eastern China.

Local authorities evacuated villagers, while staff from a power company were seen reinforcing power poles near the coast.

The storm has already forced hundreds of flights out of Shanghai to be cancelled.

One of China's busiest oil ports at Ningbo-Zhoushan suspended port services.

The China Meteorological Administration expects Typhoon Muifa to move northwest and eventually reach coastal areas Zhoushan.