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Super Typhoon Nepartak Kills At Least 2, Causes Major Flight Cancellations

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | July 08, 2016

Super Typhoon Nepartak Kills At Least 2, Causes Major Flight Cancellations

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On Friday in Taiwan, more than 600 domestic and international flights were canceled and all railway services were suspended as a result of Super Typhoon Nepartak making landfall on the island nation.

According to, Typhoon Nepartak brought torrential rains and heavy winds to Taiwan, which left two people dead and another 72 injured. The storm made landfall early Friday morning, forcing the evacuation of more than 15,000 people.

After making landfall, Nepartak had weakened to a medium-strength typhoon with maximum sustained winds of around 100 miles per hour and gusts up to 143 miles per hour. An estimated 430,000 households were without power due to the storm in Taiwan, but work is going around the clock to restore electricity.

Thus far, about half of those who lost power already had it restored.

While the storm is losing power, disaster response officials and meteorologists are still concerned about the Typhoon as it is expected to make landfall in the Fujian province of mainland China on Saturday.


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