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Duration2009/08/08 A light typhoon swept through northern Taiwan, killing one and leaving four missing as it headed out to China.
Country or DistrictTaiwan

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  • OCHA ReliefWeb 2009/09/02
    As of 1 September, 614 deaths have been confirmed (including 12 people in the mainland provinces), and over 92 people are still recorded as missing.
  • OCHA ReliefWeb 2009/08/27
    As of 26 August 2009, according to authorities in Taipei, Typhoon Morakot had claimed 461 lives, and left 254 missing.
  • 2009/08/26
    At least 376 people are now known to have died when Typhoon Morakot hit Taiwan, Taiwan\'s Central Emergency Operation Center said 25 August 2009. At least 254 people are still missing, and at least 46 people were injured.
  • Reuters AlerNet 2009/08/14
    Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, under pressure over his government\'s response to the aftermath of Typhoon Morakot, on Friday estimated that more than 500 people had died in flooding and mudslides.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2009/08/13
    The official death toll stood at 108 after the worst floods in decades in Taiwan.
  • Reuters AlerNet 2009/08/11
    Helicopters dropped rescuers into a village in southern Taiwan on Tuesday to search for victims of a mudslide that may have buried up to 600 people after a typhoon hit the island, officials said.
  • Reuters AlerNet 2009/08/08
    Morakot, listed as a category 1 storm on a 1-5 scale by the Tropical Storm Risk forecsting service (, had killed one person and left four missing and 10 injured in Taiwan.
  • BBC news 2009/08/08
    Taiwan has closed schools and offices and cancelled flights as the strongest typhoon of the year nears the island.
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