July 5, 2001 |
Typhoon Utor lashed southern Taiwan early today, hours after it battered the northern Philippines with winds up to 105 mph and heavy rains that reportedly left 23 people dead. As Utor swept across the southern tip of Taiwan, authorities shut down several highways because of flash flooding and landslides. One person was killed, a fishing boat carrying seven crew members was missing, and 46 hikers in mountainous areas were stranded, officials said.
November 3, 2000 |
Typhoon Xangsane whirled away from Taiwan and closer to southern Japan today, leaving 58 dead and 31 missing in the island's worst flooding in three decades, officials said. The death toll from the storm, which had earlier killed 40 people and left 66 others missing in the Philippines, does not include the casualties from a Singapore Airlines flight that crashed while taking off Tuesday amid wind gusts and driving rain at the Taipei airport.
August 23, 2000 |
Typhoon Bilis roared across Taiwan today, killing three people, bowling over power lines and trees, and forcing thousands from their homes. The powerful winds ripped off electrical wires that killed a woman outside Taipei, the capital, and a construction worker was killed when a retaining wall collapsed in the suburbs, the government said. Another man was killed after being hit by a door knocked down by wind.
October 26, 1998 |
Typhoon Babs brought torrential rain and landslides to Taiwan after killing at least 156 people in the Philippines and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless. By evening, Babs was centered about 185 miles southeast of Hong Kong. The typhoon brought some towns in Taiwan more than 20 inches of rain in 24 hours, and hundreds of people were evacuated. One man was swept into the sea while fishing in rough waters, and nine people were injured in rockslides.