Typhoon Nepartak has wreaked havoc across Taiwan and China. More than 15,000 people have been moved from their homes which were prone to landslides or flooding and about 3,600 of them were in shelters near Tainan City in Taiwan. The 200 kilometre-radius storm had weakened to a “moderate” typhoon, Taiwan’s weather bureau said, it moved towards China at speed of 12 kph.
Over 517,000 households suffered power outages, as reported by Taiwan Power Company, while 17,300 people were evacuated from their homes. Along the coastal region, 4,000 people were evacuated.
Days of torrential rains in China claimed at least 164 lives and at least 26 are missing, leaving many others injured as well. Reports stated that two million people were displaced in the process while the floods also destroyed an estimated 73,000 buildings.
The type four Typhoon is expected to downgrade over the next day or two.