Typhoon GONI Causes Death and Destruction across Asia Pacific
Posted by feww on August 26, 2015
GONI leaves a trail of death and destruction along its path
Typhoon GONI made landfall in the Philippines on August 22 bringing torrential rains, causing floods and landslides and prompting three provinces in northern Luzon to declare states of calamity.
The typhoon left at least 26 people dead, 15 missing and dozens injured. It destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 houses, forcing thousands to flee their homes.
It left about 70 people injured in southern Japan, prompting mass evacuations.
The typhoon caused transport chaos in Shanghai, China, forcing flight cancellations.
Heavy rains associated with the powerful storm system left at least 40 people dead in Rason City, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and affected more than 11,000 others.
Flooding also destroyed or damaged at least 1,000 homes in the country, inundating farmlands and spoiling crops.