Killer Typhoon Hits Taiwan
August 28, 2011 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 28 (UPI) — A deadly typhoon packing 100 mph winds hit Taiwan Sunday amid warnings of flooding and landslides, the country’s Central Weather Bureau said.
Typhoon Nanmadol was weakening as it hit the southern continental coast, but torrential rains and strong winds were forecast to hit parts of northern and eastern Taiwan, The Taipei Times reported.
The 14th named storm in the northern Pacific region left at least seven people dead in the Philippines, CNN said. Heavy rains triggered a landslide in the northern province of Pangasinan and two of the fatalities were children buried under mud, regional officials said.
Early reports from the province said six people were missing. Officials said at least 100,000 people had lost electricity to storm-related incidents.
Weather officials in China and Taiwan predicted the slow-moving typhoon would move into southern mainland China Sunday night.
The storm’s winds extended outward for more than 110 miles, state officials said.