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Typhoon Nanmadol Batters Philippines, Taiwan and China September 2, 2011
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The eye of Nanmadol can be seen striking the southern tip of Taiwan late Sunday.
Typhoon Nanmadol left a trail of damage and at least 17 fatalities as it stormed from the northern Philippines, across southern Taiwan and eventually into China’s Fujian province.

Most of the 16 victims on the Philippines’ northern Luzon island died in landslides, including two children who were buried alive in rubbish at a city dump.

One man in Taiwan was killed while driving a motorcycle in southern Taiwan when he was struck by flying debris.

Nanmadol was only a Category 1 storm when it passed over the southern tip of Taiwan, and had weakened to a tropical storm once it reemerged over water in the Taiwan Strait.

But it still managed tro dump more than 20 inches of rainfall on the island, swamping many roadways.

Officials had evacuated about 8,000 people prior to the storm's arrival in anticipation of flash flooding and coastal storm surge.

Remnants of the storm later drenched China’s Fujian and northern Guangdong provinces.

Typhoon Nanmadol Track

Radar Loop Data: Central Weather Bureau (Taiwan)