Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Powerful typhoon slams into Taiwan; killing 2, injuring 66

A powerful typhoon lost power Friday after slamming into Taiwan's eastern coast, bringing ferocious winds and torrential rains to the area.

It has killed two people and injuring 66 others. Planes and fishing boats were grounded, while more than 15,000 people were evacuated.

Typhoon Nepartak made landfall Friday morning in Taitung county before weakening to a medium-strength typhoon, the island's Central Weather Bureau reported.

The typhoon's center was located 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) east of the city of Kaohsiung early Friday and was moving northwestward at a speed of 13 km (8 miles) per hour, the bureau said. The typhoon was likely to continue to slow, but...