Taiwan suffered their worst flood in 50 years after being struck by Typhoon Morakot last week. At least 65 are confirmed dead, with hundreds still missing.
Kaohsiung County was the worst hit area; a deadly mudslide buried Hsiaolin Village and nearby neighbourhood, with over 600 villagers feared dead.
Philippines and China were also affected by the typhoon; while Japan was hit by tropical storm Etau at the same period. Death toll includes 23 in the Philippines, 13 in Japan and six in China [according to Guardian].
Morakot hit Taiwan late night on August 7 and caused 14+ hours of havoc before leaving for China; but heavy rain continued to pour, which caused massive flood (and landslide, mudflow etc.) particularly in southern Taiwan.
Taiwanese are no strangers to typhoon; but rescue effort appeared to be short-handed because of the unexpected scale of devastation. God bless.