In 2009, one of the most intense typhoons in history hit Taiwan. We’ve already seen Taiwan several times on this list. Because of its geographic location, it’s in an ideal place for storm’s paths, similarly to the Philippines. Unfortunately, Typhoon Morakot had deadly flooding and tons of landslides. It was the deadliest and most destructive storm to ever hit Taiwan, taking 681 lives and dumping 2,361 millimeters of rain onto the island. Additionally, the destruction caused billions of New Taiwan dollars in damage. Of everyone that was displaced, three-quarters were the indigenous minority, which is the most disadvantaged ethnic group in Taiwan. Today, the country is still struggling to recover (amcham).