Haitang approaching Taiwan at 0825z on 17 July 2005. - Click on photo for
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Haitang approaching landfall.
Warning 26 / 27
Typhoon Haitang arrived in Hualien at 7am Monday 18th, within minutes the streets were filled with airborne debris from 250k winds and soon after major flooding started....updates by satellite phone, all power and phone communications are down and all roads into and out of Hualien are cut..
Tuesday 19th... all roads into Hualien remain cut, a loader arrived at first light to clear the way for the trapped motorists in the tunnel but the road is covered in debris and car sized rocks to about half way up the power poles, this could take days to clear while some of the other roads will take weeks to repair as major flooding (above) is in progress throughout the area. Tonight I am in the nearby town of Taroko, staying with local residents.
construction .... 22 July 2005.
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