Daily Photo – Typhoon Morakot

The Storm Leaves
Typhoon Morakot left a path of destruction in its aftermath.  The full extent of the damage may not be known for a few days.  The AP reports that 400 people are missing in Pingtung after a mudslide buried a village.  Michael Turton and David Reid have both compiled several links of typhoon related news.  Taiwanese Secrets posted some basic information on typhoon season and how best to prepare for a storm.

Videos: A hotel collapses in Taitung County, footage of a flooded plain viewed from the Taiwan High Speed Rail, and a bridge washes away in Kaohsiung.

5 thoughts on “Daily Photo – Typhoon Morakot

  1. The mountainous townships like Ren-ai and Xinyi got hit pretty bad as did areas along the Zhuoshui River. As of yesterday the area of my commute to and from work hardly had any evidence that a typhoon had passed through. The area I live in is lucky, but that could change as development continues.

  2. Wow, those videos you posted really make those of us who are not witnessing firsthand get a glimpse at what you are experiencing in Taiwan.

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    Here in the U.S., we are keeping you in our thoughts and hoping the best as Taiwan moves forward from this natural disaster.

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