Typhoon Dujuan is likely to deliver a punishing blow to northern Taiwan on Monday night local time, including the capital of Taipei. As of Sunday morning, the storm was the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour, or 63 meters per second. It was still intensifying, and may peak near 150 miles per hour in intensity, which would make it a super typhoon

The storm is likely to weaken to Category 3 or back to Category 4 intensity before it hits the northeast coast of Taiwan, with the potential to produce widespread wind damage, mudslides and flooding from heavy rain as well as a powerful storm surge, depending on the angle with which it approaches the coast and the timing of landfall. Read more…

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Massive Category 4 Typhoon Dujuan heads for northern Taiwan