Bus passengers and residents evacuated in southern Taiwan due to Typhoon Nesat

Southern Taiwan was first to suffer from Typhoon Nesat before it landed in the northeast.

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/07/29
By: Teng Pei-ju, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Thousands of residents were evacuated from several parts of

A resident is being evacuated from her house in case of landslides. (Source: CNA)

southern Taiwan Saturday as Typhoon Nesat raged across the island.

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said that Typhoon Nesat landed in Suao Township of Yilan County at 7:10 p.m., bringing a great amount of rain and strong winds to the area.

Pouring rain started to strike southern Taiwan early Saturday, with several areas reported to have been flooded in Pingtung County, where rainfall had accumulated to over 1,000 millimeters by 5 p.m.

By 3 p.m., five buses carrying 55 passengers were reported to have broken and stranded on the streets of Linbian Township in Pingtung County until the fire brigades set out with lifeboats joined by military trucks evacuated all the passengers.

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