This Wednesday eastern Taiwan was assailed by heavy rains as a deadly typhoon approaches. So far 14 people have perished in the storms in Philippines since Sunday and 154,000 fled to their homes.
The local media of Taiwan reported one dead, the victim was a woman that was killed by falling tree near the southern city of Kaohsiung. Typhoon Saola was about 160 kilometers east of the coastal city of Hualien in the afternoon, the strong winds reached a speed of 137 kph, and it started slowly but grew stronger.
Sectors of northeastern Taiwan already reported rainfall close to 30 inches due to the heavy rains. Meanwhile the Defense Ministry mobilized 48,000 soldiers to help move many of the farmers who are trying to save their harvests. AV