Woooo … so I got to live through one of these things. It’s a hurricane by another name. Island wide shutdown and it hit pretty good.
Funny thing is, back home, this wouldn’t have registered that much panic or concern. I think it was a category 3 hurricane. We’ve had some 20+ typhoons this season which is close to a record I believe. Japan got hit pretty bad during this season.
Typhoon came a lot of rain and wind. Last time, it was just mostly wind in Taipei. We got both this time. Taiwan has like 7 different all-round news stations and it was neat remoting through them to see the latest disaster area and zone. Several reporters got swept away during the typhoon and at least 1, maybe 2 fatalities as a result.
NYT has a lot of great articles the past few days. Too bad I’ve not been able to read them and blog here :(. On a side note, I’ve been made a moderator on Forumosa. I’m the moderator of the Dating and Relationships Forum ;).