Jul 6, 2016

Super Typhoon Nepartak forecast to batter Taiwan

Doyle Rice
USA Today
Image: Himawari-8 / McIDAS
Image: Himawari-8 / McIDAS

Taiwan is bracing for the arrival of Super Typhoon Nepartak, which could slam into the island nation late Thursday or early Friday, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

Ferocious winds, drenching rain and battering waves are all likely as the storm makes landfall...

Nepartak is now a Category 5 storm, with sustained winds of 172 mph and gusts up to 207 mph. It's the year's first Category 5 hurricane or typhoon anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, Colorado State University hurricane expert Phil Klotzbach said