Typhoon Morakot already left Taiwan leaving behind a mark of destruction and damages.
Until today, the news in Taiwan continue to account the number of casualties and damages caused by typhoon Morakot.
In southeastern Taitung County, more than 500 people, mostly aboriginal residents, were evacuated to safety while 51 houses were flushed into the Pacific by the raging water brought by torrential rains and more houses were totally damaged.
A village in Kaoshiung is believed to have been buried by mudslides. While in another village, only 44 of the more than 1,300 registered residents managed to avoid the mudslides. A rescued villager believed that as many as 600 people were still buried by the mud.
Many villages cannot be reached by the rescue teams because flood waters destroyed bridges. Thus, many people in the villages are airlifted and evacuated to safer place.
The flood waters in some parts of Taiwan have not yet subsided. Rescue operation of the government has been going on. As the weather becomes clearer, accounted number of deaths, injured and missing residents continue to toll.
Diocesan Caritas continue to gather information to determine the needs of the typhoon victims.