Typhoon Soudelor Recap: 145-MPH Gust In Japan's Ryukyu Islands; More Than 50 Inches of Rain in Taiwan
Typhoon Soudelor made its first landfall in northeast Taiwan Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 at 5:00 a.m. local time (5:00 p.m. EDT Friday, August 7, 2015) about 19 miles northwest of Hualien with estimated top sustained winds of 120 mph. This is equivalent to Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Soudelor then made a second landfall Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 at 10:10 p.m. local time with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph in Xiuyu District, Putian City in Fujian Province in southeast China. Winds gusted over 100 mph in Taiwan and more than 50 inches of rain fell in at least one location.