Obviously, Taiwan has done something to anger the gods. Yesterday, the island was hit with its third typhoon in two weeks, leaving at least 4 people dead and injuring hundreds more.
Taiwan’s Central News Agency reports that Typhoon Megi made landfall in eastern Taiwan at around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, bringing torrential rains and winds of up to 198 kilometers per hour. Fierce gusts have toppled towers, trees and pedestrians on the street.
However, they weren’t able to stop one woman from eating her baozi.
A photo of a Taiwanese auntie holding on tight to her pork bun as the storm raged around her has gone viral after being used in an online Wall Street Journal article about the typhoon.
While that woman may act as a symbol for hope and determination, Taiwan did take a pretty serious walloping from Typhoon Megi. Over 3.16 million homes were left without power and $10 million in damage was inflicted.
Typhoon Megi has since become a tropical storm after making landfall in mainland China near Quanzhou in Fujian province just before dawn. It is predicted to gradually move northwest and slowly fade away. So far, there are no reports of any casualties on the mainland, though people in the public eye are urged to be wary of losing their jobs.
Btw, is your refrigerator running?
[Images via Ifeng News]