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Queen of accuracy
A woman competitor from Thailand in the Paragliding Accuracy World Cup lands right on the designated spot in Luye, Taitung on Sunday, Aug. 14. Nunnapat Phuchong received the top score in Sunday's event. She was hailed as great in the sport in Thailand. Up to 71 contestants hailing from all over the world competed in the World Cup's last stop Taiwan Station Sunday.
 
Forestry Bureau pours cold water on worries
A landslide dam is shown here on the upstream of Mawuku Stream, located in Taitung County, in this photo provided by the Forestry Bureau (林務局) on Tuesday, Aug. 2. As of press time, the barrier lake surface area was measured at around 1 hectare, a situation that worried some 1,000 households in the downstream area. Bureau authorities said that water was already draining out from the lake and denied that locals were in immediate danger.
 
Rare sight off Taitung coast
A waterspout forms off the coast of Taitung on Monday, Aug. 1. The rare scene occurred in the early morning. A driver traveling on the South-Link Highway said the vortex was very close to the road and lasted for at least four minutes. The waterspout is connected to a towering cumuliform cloud or a cumulonimbus cloud. It is often weaker than most of its counterparts on land.
 
Sneaky snake
Two men hold a 2.6-meter-long Burmese python captured in a house in Taitung yesterday. The owner of the place recently found two chickens missing from the hen house and thought it was the work of burglars.
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Feeling stumped
A man walks by a toppled tree in Taitung on Thursday, July 14.
 
Chiayi-based Nanhua University (南華大學) on Tuesday pledged financial support for its students from Taitung as government and military personnel continued cleanup efforts in the eastern county.
 
President visits Taitung after super typhoon
President Tsai Ing-wen went on an inspection tour of Taitung County on Sunday, two days after it was slammed by Super Typhoon Nepartak.
 
Various individuals and organizations across party lines pledged both financial and material support over the weekend for typhoon-battered Taitung.
 
Apology for absence
Taitung City Mayor Chang Kuo-chou (張國洲) bows in apology to Taitung City citizens on Sunday, July 10, for being in mainland China, rather than in Taiwan, when Typhoon Nepartak hit.
 
Taiwan's military continued Sunday to send personnel, machines and vehicles to Taitung County, the area worst-hit by typhoon Neparak, to help with post-disaster clean-up and restoration.
 
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