"Super Typhoon Nepartak Hits Taiwan, Disrupts Power Supply, Transport"

"Super typhoon Nepartak hit Taiwan on Friday, driving thousands of people from their homes, disrupting power supply and forcing the cancellation of more than 600 flights, emergency authorities said.

Television showed images of tipped-over motorcycles and large signboards being ripped from buildings and swept across roads in southeastern Taiwan, where the year's first typhoon made landfall.

By afternoon, the typhoon moved into the Taiwan Strait, weakening as it headed towards China's southeastern province of Fujian, but flooding and strong winds continued to lash the island's central and southern areas."

Faith Hung, J.R. Wu, and Ben Blanchard report for Reuters July 8, 2016.

Source: Reuters, 07/08/2016