VIDEO: Powerful Typhoon Brings Devastation to Taiwan

Fri Jul 8, 2016 11:06:36

A powerful typhoon slammed into Taiwan's eastern coast on Friday, bringing ferocious winds and torrential rains to the area, killing one person and injuring 66 others.

Planes and fishing boats were grounded, while more than 15,000 people were evacuated.

Typhoon Nepartak made landfall on Friday morning in Taitung county before weakening to a medium-strength typhoon, the island's Central Weather Bureau reported.

The typhoon was likely to continue to slow, but disaster response officials said they remained concerned that the heavy rains would trigger floods and landslides in the rugged terrain.

Nepartak is a Micronesian word for a local warrior.

S/SH 11

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