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Typhoon downs trees, threatens landslides Story highlights Strong winds, rain raises threat of mudslides in Taiwan Tyfonen matmo drabbar taiwan Matmo passed over the island in the early hours of Wednesday morning "Water is just sheeting off the mountains," storm chaser James Reynolds tells CNN.
Typhoon Matmo has slammed in Taiwan, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and the threat of landslides on the mountainous island. Winds traveling at up to 64 knots 33 meters per second swept over the territory, downing trees, cutting electricity and sending water gushing over roads.
I've seen trees down, flash floods across the roads, so it's a really very hazardous environment at the moment," storm chaser James Reynolds told CNN Wednesday morning, approximately 7 a.
Reynolds was driving north along the coastal road on the Tyfonen matmo drabbar taiwan side of the island, a journey he described as "not easy," as he swerved around fallen rocks and trees. Typhoon Matmo hits Taiwan Although the damage to buildings was still being assessed, Reynolds said many seem to have withstood the pounding winds.
Typhoon Matmo projected to hit Taiwan Super Typhoon Rammasun slams China Typhoon Rammasun strikes Phillipines But the electricity is out in small towns and villagers in the south east part of the island," he said. Offices and school were closed, and flights were postponed or Tyfonen matmo drabbar taiwan, as residents braced for the typhoon's impact.
Matmo lost strength as it passed over Taiwan and was downgraded to a tropical cyclone. It's now heading across the Taiwan Strait to "Tyfonen matmo drabbar taiwan" China, according to the U. It's projected to hit coastal provinces in eastern China, including Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Anhui, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua. Typhoon Matmo comes on the tail of Super Typhoon Rammasun, which hit the Philippines last week and went on to cause havoc in southern China.
More than people were killed, mostly in the Philippines, as the storm downed buildings and caused flooding.
The China Meteorological Administration said Rammasun was the strongest storm to strike southern China since Travelers are advised to check with their airlines about Tyfonen matmo drabbar taiwan status of flights in the region. Typhoon Matmo has slammed in Taiwan, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and the threat of landslides on the mountainous island. Typhoon Matmo, the ninth named storm of in the Western North Pacific, made landfall in Taiwan and again in eastern China.
As of the impacts from Typhoon Matmo, the storm made landfall over Taiwan as a Category 2 typhoon early on July One person was.