August 13th, 2009
11:36 PM ET

Photo Gallery: Typhoon Morakot batters Taiwan

Two men carry supplies to a village damaged by mudslides during Typhoon Morakot in Maolin, Kaohsiung county/ (Photo by STR/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

An escaped pig caught by local residents lies along a stream of water flowing along a road in Liukuei, in the typhoon devastated area of Kaohsiung county, southern Taiwan. (Photo by Sam Yeh/Getty Images)

Storm damage is inspected in the aftermath of Typhoon Morakot. (Photo by unioncom/ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

Residents make their way along the flooded street after Typhoon Morakot hit Cangnan, eastern China's Zhejiang province (Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Filed under: 360° Radar • China • Environmental issues • Global 360°
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Tiffany Aleman

    I just love these photographs. I think it really shows so much emotion and you and actually feel as if you are there, and the pain that these residents are feeling of total destruction. It is just amazing and puts me in a state of aww when I see devestation like this caused by mother nature.

    August 14, 2009 at 9:42 am |
  2. Christy Daly

    The fresh water we take for granted is proven destroyed here. If we could all just live together as one brings we could get these people here to thrive not die.

    August 14, 2009 at 2:33 am |
  3. Elaine Chen

    Those pictures are not as bad as we saw on TV news here.....There are still about 398 ppl missing in Hsiaolin Village, Kaohsiung County........

    August 14, 2009 at 12:39 am |
  4. Deborah Stewart

    I believe that this coming year will bring many more of these disturbing picture as Momma Nature plays out her destiny.

    August 13, 2009 at 11:11 pm |
  5. Annie Kate

    Its always amazing at how much damage one of these storms can do. The picture of the torn up road is particularly disturbing – hope no one was on that road when it went. The people walking through flooded streets – somehow these pictures seem to be getting more common these days.

    August 13, 2009 at 9:51 pm |