[quote]Nation wet, thirsty after Talim leaves
FIERCE WINDS: The storm was left weakened after Taiwan bore its full brunt, and two people died and dozens were injured from flooding and flying debris
BY CHIU YU-TZU
STAFF REPORTER , WITH AGENCIES
Friday, Sep 02, 2005,Page 1
The passage of Typhoon Talim, which entered southeastern China yesterday afternoon after being weakened by the mountains of Taiwan, left its mark throughout the country because of its strong winds and heavy rains.
Talim cut power lines, toppled billboards and tore up trees, while heavy rain led to flooding in some towns in central Taiwan.
Forecasters said that residents in the south should remain alert to heavy rain in the following days because of unstable currents wandering around southwestern Taiwan.
As of press time, statistics released by the Executive Yuan suggested that Talim has caused three deaths and left 59 people injured, 787,000 families without electricity, 48,000 household users without water supply and 287,000 users of fixed telephone lines disconnected.
One 67-year-old man surnamed Chen (陳) was drowned in a channel near his house, in Peimen (北門) Township, Tainan County. A 43-year-old man, surnamed Lou (羅), was also drowned in an irrigation channel near his house in Taian (泰安) Township, Miaoli County.
So … what is it 2 … 3 … no 2 … or maybe three?