25 September 2009
First images from a visit to the Shiaolin landslide
Posted by Dave Petley
Today, with two colleagues, I have visited the site of the Shiaolin landslide in Taiwan, which killed about 500 people on 8th August. I will write a longer analysis soon (we are due to go back tomorrow), but for now I will just provide a before and after image.
After (the village was at the foot of the slope):
And this is the aftermath of the flood caused by the collapse of the landslide dam:
the nature strong!
[…] killing over 400 people. I covered this event in detail at the time and later that same year visited the site. There is a presentation about the typhoon and landslide online that can be downloaded. The […]