In Taiwan in 2016, Typhoon Megi pounded the country and left tens of thousands of people without homes. They were forced to evacuate from one of the most intense storms ever recorded. At least four people died, although there may have been more. Streets flooded, trees were ripped apart, and the country was destroyed. NPR’s Anthony Kuhn said, “knee-high water flooded the streets of the provincial capital Fuzhou.
Authorities evacuated around 120,000 people from the storm’s path.” Additionally, 31,700 fishing boats were recalled from the ports due to high winds. Taiwan was not the only country affected. China was also negatively impacted. As a result of the storm, a destructive landslide also slammed into a village in eastern China, where 27 people went missing (npr).