Date: 18 2015
It’s been more than a week since Typhoon Soudelor slammed into Taiwan and
southeastern China, but for some villages the impacts from the storm are far from over.
Remote mountain towns like Wulai, which suffered some of the storm’s worst damage, are still cut off from the rest of the country thanks to landslides that have blocked its only road access.
Roughly 2,000 of its 3,100 residents were evacuated before Soudelor made landfall, but about 1,100 stayed behind because they wanted to clean up what the storm left behind.
Four of its five famed hot-spring hotels were completely destroyed in the storm, dealing a crushing blow to Wulai’s tourism industry. The village is well-known for its hot springs that draw visitors from around the island. [FULL STORY]