Typhoon Winds Make Walking the Streets of Taipei Difficult

StoryfulWeatherPublished: July 31, 2017
Published: July 31, 2017

Taiwan was lashed by two tropical storms in a row – Typhoon Nesat and Tropical Storm Haitang – in less than 24 hours over the weekend of July 30. Typhoon Nesat hit the island first, injuring 111 people as of Saturday, July 29, the Taipei Times reported. Tropical Storm Haitang made landfall the next day, and while it was originally categorized as a typhoon before weakening into a tropical depression, the storm still pummeled eastern and southern Taiwan with torrential rain. The arrival of Nesat and Haitang marks the first occasion since 1958 that Taiwan has been hit by two tropical storms within 24 hours. This footage, posted on July 29, shows the one intrepid person braving the typhoon winds in Taipei. Credit: Instagram/liu1987111 via Storyful

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