I took some video on my camera around midday.
Our county, Kaohsiung, has received at least 490mm of rainfall since the morning, while poor Pingtung has received 690mm causing landslides and evacuations.
Schools have already been cancelled for tomorrow. The typhoon is set to leave the island by sunrise, but that does not mean that everyone can leave the safety of their dwellings. Rain will continue even though the winds will disperse. This is a level 3 typhoon (5 is the worst), meaning there is flooding and road damage, so things will not get back to normal for a little while.
There have been three deaths in the northern part of the island. Two of those occured in the county of Taoyuan, where I went with a school group during the week to a centre for the disabled while on a camp in Longtan. It is more than a day off work tomorrow, but a terrible natural disaster.