Typhoon Morakot brought heavy rainfall to the south of Taiwan, the heaviest rain over the past 50 years.
According to the central government’s disaster response center, 1 person, a 67 year-old woman has been killed after she fell off her motorbike while riding in strong winds and heavy rain. Four people are missing and 15 have been injured during the typhoon.
Several southern Taiwan counties experienced flooding; roads and bridges were closed while residents were evacuated from flooded villages.
In some parts of the country, there were mudslides that claimed a huge amount of agricultural losses.
The aborigines in Taiwan were the most affected by typhoon Morakot because it destroyed their residences and damaged their livelihood.
Aside from the dioceses of Taipei and Hsinchu, Caritas Taiwan has been contacting the 5 dioceses of Taiwan, namely: Taichung, Chiayi, Tainan, Kaoshiung and Hualien, to verify the situation of their places and of the people to determine the relief assistance they needed.