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Typhoon Meranti was a big one – regrettably leaving at least one person dead and some 50 others injured.

Taitung and Pingtung Counties got some of the worst of it; especially mountainous villages.

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(Above photos via Facebook / 唐小萍‎ – 爆料公社)


The Hengchun (Kenting) area also got smacked … with the typhoon downing more than 300 utility poles, which of course meant thousands lost power.

About 1 million households in east and south Taiwan lost electricity and more than 720,000 households had water supplies cut off.

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(Photo via CWB, Taiwan)

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(Photo via Pingtung County Government)


Knowing full well the possible ramifications of a mega-typhoon moving through the Bashi Channel south of Taiwan … the ROC Armed Forces pulled out the big guns well in advance of Wednesday’s hit.

Tens of thousands of Taiwan’s military personnel assisted in rescue and clean-up operations — 謝謝國防部!

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The cool dudes got to ride on tanks and stuff … but for most grunts … it was about trees.

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Branches, trees, branches AND trees …

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“Um, Sargent? I think I found another tree!”

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Thanks for helping clean-up, army friends. – You’re awesome!

President Tsai inspected the most severely flooded areas of Pingtung on Thursday and pledged that her government would strive to quickly restore normalcy.

The China Post reports that as of Friday, some 600 people remain stranded in three villages in Pingtung’s Jiadon Township … streets there are flooded and power is offline.

Speaking with the president, a woman said her hometown is flooded every year 🙁

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(Photos via Facebook – 國防部發言人)
https://www.facebook.com/MilitarySpokesman/?hc_ref=SEARCH


Sadly, some in Kaohsiung woke up to find their car converted into a convertible …

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(Photo via Eryk M. Smith / Red Brick Daily)


And for some reason, Meranti was quite cruel to convenience stores:

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(Photos via 1. Facebook – 李薇兒‎/爆料公社 2.Facebook – 林宏宥/爆料公社)


One Hengchun resident (in Pingtung County … near Kenting) didn’t let a little floodwater get in the way of A: Learning to surf … and B: Cooking up some Mid-Autumn Moon Festival BBQ — 10 points, dude.

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(Photos via Facebook – 陳澤瀧/爆料公社)


These two short videos show how the storm felt for people in the downtown area of Kaohsiung:

(Videos via 1.Facebook – 紫寧/ 爆料公社  2.Facebook – Shu-Yan Lee/ 爆料公社)


But, thankfully, Kaohsiung residents were mostly shaken, but unharmed … except for the trees …

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Good luck with the clean-up … and best wishes to all affected by what was reportedly the biggest storm to hit Kaohsiung in over a decade, and the biggest to hit the Kenting area in over two decades!

 

–南台灣, 加油!

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