Typhoon hits Taiwan; 35 dead, 108 missing

Deadly Typhoon Toraji hit east and south Taiwan on Monday, triggering what officials called the worst mudslides and floods in over 50 years.

While the storm passed over Hsinchu, Taiwan’s version of Silicon Valley, officials did not report any damage. The storm reportedly did not cause power outages in Hsinchu’s Science-based Industrial Park.

With hundreds of homes and thousands of acres of farmland destroyed, at least 35 people have been pronounced dead, while 108 are missing, including some who were buried under mudslides or washed away by floods.

Toraji packed winds of 93 mph, dropping over 21 inches of rain on Hsinyi and 21 inches of rain on Fenglin, in 35 and 41 hours respectively.


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