Saturday, 27 September 2008

Typhoon Jangmi

I don't want to sound like a stuck record, but a typhoon is on a collision course with Taiwan, this time named Jangmi, meaning "rose" in Korean, at this moment a category 4 storm, and right now looking like slamming right into the guts of the island sometime today. Great timing, as this afternoon I have to move house. It will be the most powerful storm to hit Taiwan so far this year. Power poles and trees have already been toppled along the east coast. It's very windy and rainy in here in Taipei, and I've seen trucks loaded with sandbags going past my house. This baby has a well defined eye, and winds between 191 and 227 kph, so looks like it will cause some serious damage, not to say loss of life.

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