31 August 2009

Eyewitness account of landslides triggered by Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan

Posted by dr-dave

Aerial image of Hsiaolin from CNR-IRPI

I have today returned from my holiday, so normal service should be resumed. Interestingly, the number of readers of the blog appears to have increased in my absence. There is a lesson there I think! Anyway, I have a large backlog of things to post, but unfortunately also have a large backlog of other work as well, so it may take some time.

Anyway, to get things moving, there is a very interesting eyewitness account of landslides triggered by Typhoon Morakot on a blog run by Rich Matheson, a resident of S. Taiwan. The account is at the following link:

http://liefintaiwan.wordpress.com/2009/08/18/typhoon-morakot/

It is well worth a read.

Thanks to Richard Foster of http://barking-deer.com/ (a company that runs adventure tours to the fabulous landscape of S. Taiwan) for bringing this to my attention.