30 September 2009

Debris flow damage from Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan

Posted by Dave Petley

In addition to visiting the Shiaolin landslide in Taiwan at the weekend, we also managed to visit a couple of other places that had suffered damage during typhoon Morakot. Damage from debris flows and river floods occurred extensively throughout the upland areas of southern Taiwan, as these images show:

The government has set aside about US$5 billion for reconstruction. Unfortunately this area is threatened by another typhoon, called Parma: