Tropical Storm Hits Taiwan and Heads to China


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Tropical storm Lionrock triggers mudslides as it hits south Taiwan, causing damage to infrastructure. Eastern China's Fujian Province is also feeling the effect as Lionrock heads toward the Mainland.

Tropical storm Lionrock has triggered a landslide in southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung County, bringing heavy rain to areas battered by a deadly typhoon just over a year ago.

According to Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau, Lionrock has dumped almost seven inches of rain in south Taiwan before dawn with gusts up to 67 miles-per-hour, and sustaining it at 53 miles-per-hour.

Emergency teams in Pingtong County set up pumps to remove excess water from danger areas.

Tropical storms Namtheun and Kompasu, along with Lionrock, are also on track to affect China.

Chinese state television reported that heavy rain has arrived in Hujan in Fujian Province, which lies across the strait from Taiwan.

"Last year, the waves crushed the dam, so the water flooded in."

Typhoons regularly hit China, Taiwan, the Philippines and Japan in the second half of the year, gathering strength from the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean before weakening on land.

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