Saturday, 6 October 2007

Typhoon Krosa in Taiwan

Since last night, we experienced very strong winds with the arrival of a pawerful typhoon on the east coast of Taiwan. Today the wind continued blowing very fast over the island causing flooding, earth sliding and other related catastrophies. We also had a power cut of 8h and mini flooding of the flat as the wind pushed the rain through the frames of our windows.

Below, some pictures and a video showing the strength of the wind / rain:

Official news:

Typhoon Krosa slammed into Taiwan on Saturday, with strong winds and heavy rains cutting power and cancelling flights while mainland China braced for what it called a serious impact.

Authorities in China ordered the provinces of Zhejiang and Fujian to call more than 27,000 fishing boats back to safe harbours, Xinhua said.

In Taiwan, disaster authorities said the storm shut down schools and businesses in the north of the country.

"The wind is tremendous here, and we've lost power," said Chuang Min-hsiang, of Taitung. "We're all at home doing work to protect ourselves from the typhoon."

Three people were hurt, the National Fire Agency said.

The officials also mention that four persons lost their life during this typhoon, all my sincere sympathy goes to their relatives.

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