Double Tropical Storms Drench Southern Taiwan

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

Parts of Taiwan’s south were flooded as Typhoon Nesat and Tropical Storm Haitang pummeled the island over the weekend of July 29. More than 131 people were injured and at least one person was missing, according to The China Post. Typhoon Nesat made landfall first on Saturday, July 29, the Taipei Times reported. Tropical Storm Haitang made landfall the following day, and while it was originally categorized as a typhoon before weakening into a tropical depression, the storm still lashed eastern and southern Taiwan with torrential rain. The arrival of Nesat and Haitang marked the first occasion since 1958 that Taiwan had been hit by two tropical storms within 24 hours. This footage shows the flooded streets of Tainan in southern Taiwan on July 31. Tainan and other areas in Pingtung County were hit by extensive flooding, The China Post reported. Credit: Facebook/吳小琪 via Storyful

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