Friday, July 08, 2016

1 Dead, 66 Injured as Super Typhoon Nepartak Makes Landfall in Southeastern Taiwan

One person is dead and 66 have been injured after Super Typhoon Nepartak came ashore in southeastern Taiwan. The storm arrived as the equivalent of a Category 4 just after 6:30 a.m. local time Friday morning, according to radar.

Reports suggest that the person killed was a man that drowned off a beach in Hualien county Thursday. The 66 injured were mostly hurt by falling objects.

The massive storm came ashore about 10 miles south of Taitung City, packing winds around 150 mph, damaging structures and dumping torrential rainfall on parts of the island nation.

Storm trackers rode out the western half of the typhoon as it arrived in Taiwan during the overnight hours and into Friday morning, and reported damage to buildings and numerous trees downed by the massive storm. It was not yet known if the storm was responsible for any injuries or deaths...


  1. Super Typhoon Nepartak brough chaos to Taiwan on Friday, forcing more than 15,000 people to flee their homes as the strongest winds over a century lashed part of the island..

    The season's first major storm hit Taimali township in eastern Taitung county early Friday, bringing torrential rain, shutting offices and schools and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights.

    Ferocious winds battered the island at close to 200 kilometers per hour (120 miles per hour) -- with Taitung recording the strongest gusts in the county since 1901, according to Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau.

    A soldier who fell into the sea off Dongyin Island was found dead Friday, the day after a man drowned off a beach in Hualien county, according to an official tally. Dozens of injuries were also reported, most caused by fallen objects.

    The storm weakened as it passed over the island before leaving southwest Tainan City at around 2:30 pm (0630 GMT), heading for eastern by AFP

  2. Le super-typhon NEPARTAK déferle sur Taïwan: 15.000 personnes évacuées d'urgence...

    Accompagné de vents violents et de pluies diluviennes, le super-typhon Nepartak a touché terre vendredi à Taïwan, première tempête majeure de la saison qui a entraîné l'évacuation de 15.000 personnes, l'annulation de centaines de vols et la fermeture des écoles.

    Nepartak a déferlé sur Taimali, localité du comté oriental de Taitung, peu avant 6h, avec des vents soufflant en rafales jusqu'à 198 kilomètres par heure, les plus puissantes depuis 1901. Un homme est mort noyé jeudi au large d'une plage de Hualien, également dans l'est de l'île, selon un bilan compilé par les autorités qui ont également recensé 66 blessés, pour la plupart par des objets volant à travers les airs. La télévision montrait des images d'arbres arrachés, de panneaux de signalisation mis à terre tandis qu'un train de marchandises a déraillé. Plus de 15.000 personnes ont dû quitter leurs habitations, menacées par des glissements de terrains ou des inondations, et 3.700 d'entre elles ont trouvé refuge dans des

  3. Super typhoon Nepartak hits Taiwan, disrupts power supply, transport...

    Power was partially restored in Taiwan on Friday (July 8) after a powerful typhoon slammed into the island’s eastern coast with ferocious winds and torrential rains, killing two people and injuring 72.

    Typhoon Nepartak made landfall early morning in Taitung county, grounding planes and fishing boats. More than 15,000 people were evacuated.

    By late morning, Nepartak had weakened to a medium-strength typhoon, packing maximum sustained winds of 163kmh and gusts of up to 230kmh, Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau said. It was forecast to reach mainland China’s Fujian province on Saturday morning.

    In the Philippine capital Manila and outlying provinces, government work and classes were suspended on Friday as typhoon-induced monsoon rains drenched many regions. Rescuers used rubber boats to move people around in waist-high


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