News is now reporting there are some people killed by the storm, so we didn’t get off so easy after all. The numbers vary depending on which channel you watch though.
To give you an idea of the scale of the storm, Taipei got 641mm (25.2 inches), and other areas got as much as 1273mm (50.1 inches) so far from this one storm. In just a couple of days. And it’s still raining. In comparison, the average yearly rainfall in Santa Barbara is around 18 inches, and a storm that leaves 2 inches is considered big.
While today’s forecast shows 100% chance of rain for most of the island today, in Taipei at least the rain is not heavy today.