The second typhoon to hit Taiwan within a week has left at least 38 people dead and millions of dollars worth of damage.
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Background: The second typhoon to hit Taiwan within a week has left at least 38 people dead and millions of dollars worth of damage.
SYNOPSIS: Typhoon Vera hit the northern part of Taiwan only five days after a previous storm had lashed the island. Damage from the first typhoon was only beginning to be cleared when Vera struck, bringing torrential rains and winds of up to 120 miles per hour ( 200 kph). The deaths caused by typhoon Vera brought the total death toll on the storm-racked island to 69 in one week.
Public transport in northern Taiwan had attempted to run normal services during the first part of the typhoon but soon drivers and passengers had to abandon vehicles as they became stranded in the rising flood waters. Three of the four huge container cranes in the northernmost port of Keelung came crashing down during the height of the storm. The torrential rains and high winds lasted more than three hours cutting off all electricity and water supplies in the area.