Approaching Typhoon Krosa Dumps Rain on Taiwan
Typhoon Krosa (Ineng) has taken a turn westward and is now threatening the island nation of Taiwan. The suddenness and intensity of the rainfall has caught many residents by surprise, as seen in these photos which show some people riding scooters, and on foot.
Update: Friday Morning, October 10, 2007
There is a feeling in the air, and it's not just the humidity. It's anticipation, of the kind that can only preceed a killer typhoon. Recent updates show that Krosa will indeed make landfall on Taiwan sometime on Saturday. The graphic below is constantly updated so be sure to refresh your browser for the latest image.
I took this shot in the early morning, facing the Taiwan Straight. Overhead the clouds were moving rapidly from NW to SE, which is exactly what happens in a counter-clockwise rotational pattern typical of tropical cyclones.
Update: Friday Afternoon, October 10, 2007
One thing that I dislike about these storms is that while they clean out the air, they often litter the ground with blown trash. Here are a couple of shots of the same street as above, showing all the flowers that have blown off the trees.