CUT OFF FROM OUTSIDE:Thousands were evacuated from Wulai District, where landslides have destroyed famous hotels and turned hot springs into mud pools
Date: Aug 11, 2015
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
Rescuers continued the search for residents of New Taipei City’s Wulai (烏來), Sindian
(新店) and Sansia (三峽) districts who went missing after the nation was pummeled by Typhoon Soudelor on Friday and Saturday.
Known for its hot springs, Wulai suffered the most damage by the typhoon, with landslides cutting off the district’s only road access to the rest of the nation.
The emergency operation center in New Taipei City said that it had confirmed that 3,100 residents in Wulai were safe.
About 2,000 Wulai residents were evacuated after the town was severely damaged by the typhoon. [FULL STORY]