The China Post
Date: July 31, 2017
By: The China Post
TAIPEI – Tropical storms Nesat and Haitang left more than 131 people injured and one
missing in Taiwan as of 11 a.m. Monday, according to the Central Emergency Operation Center.
Human injury from the storms was worst in Taipei, where there were 54 casualties, followed by Yilan County (52 injured), Taichung (11) and Taoyuan (10).
Some of the casualties were struck by flying debris or hurt in scooter accidents, while others slipped and fell.
One person has gone missing and a search is underway near National Freeway No. 3 in Pingtung County’s Nancho Township.
Flooding from the twin storms is concentrated in Tainan and Pingtung. The Water Resources Agency set up stormwater pump stations at 280 flooded sites and drainage is ongoing at 203. [FULL STORY]