Second Typhoon hits Taiwan in just two days after Nesat

Taiwan was hit Sunday by its second significant storm in two days after Typhoon Nesat (known as Gorio in the Philippines) battered the island, leaving at least 111 injured.


A significant part of the island halted on Saturday after Nesat made landfall in the eastern district of Yilan, throwing together gigantic waves of more than 49 feet (15 meters) and dumping up to 23 inches (58 centimetres) of rain in the southern locale of Pingtung.

It moved far from Taiwan Sunday as Tropical Storm Haitang (known as Huaning in the Philippines) agitated towards the south of the island and made landfall in Pingtung in the late evening, said the Central Weather Bureau.

Taiwan has issued warnings for such two major storms together in 50 years.


The storm was 50 kilometres (31 miles) northwest of Eluanbi, the southernmost tip of the island, at 6 pm (1000 GMT).

More than 12,000 individuals have been evacuated since Saturday, with almost 9,000 soldiers sent for calamity alleviation.

Most train services were suspended and around 500 household and global flights crossed out or postponed amid the end of the week.

At least  111 individuals were harmed, for the most part by falling items or auto crashes while some slipped in the terrible climate, as indicated by the focal crisis operation focus.



The greater part a million family units were without power as Nesat beat the island with storms and winds of up to 180 kilometres an hour.

Pingtung endured the most exceedingly terrible flooding as of Saturday night, with somewhere in the range of 200 inhabitants stranded yet later rescued.

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Despite the fact that Nesat was Taiwan’s first hurricane this year, the island was beaten by substantial rains a month ago.


Nesat made landfall at Fuqing city in China’s southeastern territory of Fujian early Sunday, as per state media, with experts issuing a red hurricane alarm — the most astounding in China’s shading coded cautioning framework.

Crisis reaction endeavours have started in neighbouring Zhejiang area, where more than 3,000 individuals have been evacuated, the China News Service reported.

The ‘Begonia’, another Typhoon, is expected to make landfall in Fujian either Sunday night or Monday morning.

Taiwan, China, Japan and the Philippines consistently observe Typhoons from June through November. The deadliest in Taiwan since 2000 was Typhoon Morakot, which set off avalanches that left around 680 individuals dead in 2009.




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