Typhoon Morakot Devastation (image) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Caption Typhoon Morakot, which struck in August 2009, was one of the most destructive storms ever to hit Taiwan, causing widespread damage and killing several hundred people. It dropped up to two meters of rain in just five days in the mountains and drastically altered the flow of water along the nearby continental shelf. Credit Photo by Frank Bahr, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Usage Restrictions With proper credit Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.