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Photo shows vegetation and houses gone.
Typhoon Morakot catastrophic flooding
Images showing the catastrophic impacts of Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan in 2009. The image on the left shows a village area in Taiwan before the typhoon, the image to the right shows the catastrophic destruction caused by Morakot. Overall more than 25,000 persons in Taiwan were evacuated before the heavy rainfall associated with Typhoon Morakot arrive. However, almost 700 people died.
Image courtesy of David Petley (