Typhoon Pummels Taiwan: Thirty Six (36) Foot Tidal Surge Reported
steve468 | September 18, 2007 at 07:50 amby
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Wipha was centered about 70 miles (112 kilometers) east-southeast of Taipei, Taiwan, as of 3 p.m. Japan Standard Time Tuesday (2 a.m. ET), and was moving toward the west-northwest at 17 mph (27 kph), according to the advisory from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It had sustained winds of 150 mph (241 kph) and 36-foot (11-meter) ocean waves.
BEIJING, China (CNN) -- Typhoon Wipha, with wind gusts up to 185 mph (298 kph), forced schools and businesses in Taiwan to close Tuesday as it churned toward the central Chinese coast.[/q]
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