17 September, 2008
Taipei 101 building during the typhoon.
Things have been "interesting" here in Taiwan since I arived. We had a typhoon on Moon Festival weekend which has created widespread devastation across the country. There have been floods and mudslides which have cut major roads, collapsed bridges and swept away people and cars.
It is similar to Cyclone Tracey hitting Darwin on Christmas day. The locals are having a hard time.
"Since Saturday the storm has caused hundreds of mudslides, left more than a quarter million without power, and led to more than 1,5000 evacuations. Agricultural losses are estimated to be close to $3.5 million dollars."
see Youtube videos
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