Jul 7, 2016

Super typhoon Nepartak tears into Taiwan's coastline

Taitung County
Taiwan
by
The Guardian
A picture of the devastation caused in Taitun, in Taiwan, after super typhoon Nepartak made landfall on Friday. Photo: Corn Leee/Instagram
A picture of the devastation caused in Taitun, in Taiwan, after super typhoon Nepartak made landfall on Friday. Photo: Corn Leee/Instagram

Super typhoon Nepartak slammed into the east coast of Taiwan on Friday morning, overturning cars, forcing thousands from their homes and leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Taiwan’s first major tropical storm of the season made landfall at about 6am in the eastern county of Taitung with winds of 234km/h (145mph) lashing the region...

China’s eastern Fujian province is bracing for Nepartak, with the storm expected to arrive on Saturday