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Southern Taiwan hit by severest storm, Typhoon Meranti

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 14 Sep 2016 6:53 AM GMT

Southern Taiwan hit by severest storm, Typhoon Meranti
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Taipei: Southern Taiwan, on Wednesday was hit by the severest storm, Super Typhoon, Meranti with strong winds speeding 216 km/hr, torrential rain and flooding.

According to the weather bureau Spokeswoman, Hsieh Pei-yun," This Typhoon is the world's strongest so far this year and its impact on the island will increase all day today."

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  • Around 1500 residents had been evacuated.
  • More than one lakh families were without power.
  • Schools and colleges have been closed in the Southern parts of Taiwan.
  • Flights from Kaohsiung airport have been cancelled.

Earlier, in 2009, the island was hit by the Typhoon Morakot which took the lives of 700 people.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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