xoxoxoBruce Thursday Aug 13 01:13 AM
Aug 13, 2009: Morakot
Typhoon Morakot tore through Taiwan doing most of the damage from heavy rains (100 inches) rather than high winds.
ZenGum Thursday Aug 13 01:46 AM
You want river views? We got river views!!
toranokaze Thursday Aug 13 02:02 AM
Ibby Thursday Aug 13 03:44 AM
the weirdest thing is that up here in the north of the island - which, for the record, is kinda tiny - there was very little damage or flooding. just a couple of overturned plants, a couple branches down, a sign or two blown around... really pretty wussy up north. its jus down south where it was intense, and all the damage i'm hearing about is from the rain up in the mountains (seven feet, in places... thats a LOT of rain.)
SPUCK Thursday Aug 13 06:12 AM
People always think "big dangerous winds" - It's always the water that kills with hurricanes.
capnhowdy Thursday Aug 13 08:02 AM
Perfect place for a farmers market. Just add a railroad track.
Spexxvet Thursday Aug 13 09:22 AM
Gravdigr Thursday Aug 13 11:58 AM
They should've known something was up. Look at all those tombstone-shaped windows...
Sheldonrs Thursday Aug 13 12:11 PM
Why I don't understand is, if it's a brick building, why is everyone yelling "timber"?
Aliantha Thursday Aug 13 06:41 PM
I saw this hotel falling in the news last week. Spectacular stuff, but devastating.
newtimer Thursday Aug 13 08:42 PM
Shawnee123 Thursday Aug 13 08:44 PM
That video gives me shivers. Though no one was in it, I felt bad for the building!
spudcon Thursday Aug 13 10:53 PM
WillieO Thursday Aug 13 11:26 PM
SPUCK Friday Aug 14 05:43 AM
Damn.. Think of the poor furniture.