Sunday, August 5, 2012

Lots of debris

I've seen Taiwan referred to as a geologist's playground. Hmmm, maybe not the best place for the normal resident as a good geologist's playground is equipped with earth shakers, steep slopes, and landslides. The typhoon that rolled across the island this past week dumped lots and lots of rain. At our house, it dumped for over 24 hours straight. Leaks formed in random places such as a light fixture in the middle of a stairwell without any signs of water above.

On Friday, we left for school and the roads were a mess. Trees were down. Dump truck loads of silt had found its way onto roads. In many places, concrete is used to hold back steep banks (in and out of rivers) and slides came pouring over the walls.

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