Typhoon "Megi" hit the North-East of Taiwan. The Typhoon made landfall at 1:30 PM (1.30 am Eastern time) with wind gusts of 115 mph (185 kph) and 144 kilometers per hour (230 km per hour) and bringing heavy rainfall and the risk of landslides on the Islands, according to meteorologists.
"Dangerous Typhoon, as expected, brought with it a heavy rain that fell on much of the island," said meteorologist Michael guy. "Some areas could get more than 300-500 mm of rain." "It can cause landslides. In addition, expect major disruptions in power supply and flash floods," he added.
After the Typhoon struck Taiwan, he received a category 3 hurricane and made a second landfall in Fujian, Eastern China, after 24 hours.
In Taiwan were canceled work and study, closed all institutions after the Central weather Bureau has issued warnings about the approaching Typhoon. Stock exchange Taiwan also closed. All domestic flights and high speed train services have been cancelled, reported in accordance with the official Central news Agency. More than 130 thousand homes were destroyed after the Typhoon struck the island.
Typhoon "Megi" is 3 consecutive Typhoon that hits Taiwan in September. On 14 September the island was struck by Typhoon Meranti. During the storm killed 2 people and injured 63 on the South of the island. September 16, Typhoon "Malakas" has hit the coast of Taiwan.
Typhoon Meranti was the strongest storm that hit the region in 2013, resulting in hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese houses were damaged or completely destroyed.
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