Tai­wan hit by sec­ond ma­jor storm

The Korea Times - - WORLD -

TAIPEI (AFP) — Tai­wan was hit Sun­day by its sec­ond ma­jor storm two days af­ter Ty­phoon Ne­sat bat­tered the is­land, leav­ing at least 111 in­jured while caus­ing flood­ing and wide­spread power out­ages.

Much of the is­land came to a stand­still on Satur­day af­ter Ne­sat made land­fall in the eastern county of Yi­lan, whip­ping up mas­sive waves of over 15 me­ters and dump­ing up to 58 cen­time­ters of rain in the south­ern re­gion of Ping­tung.

It moved away from Tai­wan Sun­day as Trop­i­cal Storm Hai­tang churned to­wards the south of the is­land and made land­fall in Ping­tung in late af­ter­noon, said the Cen­tral Weather Bu­reau.

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