Typhoon Nepartak is now spinning in the Taiwan Strait, after leaving three people dead and more than 100 injured in Taiwan. The storm came ashore in southeastern Taiwan as the equivalent of a Category 4 just after 6:30 a.m. local time Friday morning, but has been downgraded several levels as it moves toward China. “As anticipated, Taiwan’s mountainous terrain weakened Nepartak considerably,” said weather.com senior meteorologist Jonathan Erdman.

“However, regardless of its intensity, heavy rainfall will continue to be a concern in Taiwan and southeast China, likely triggering areas of flooding into the weekend.” One of the deceased was a Taiwanese soldier who was found dead Friday morning after falling into the ocean off Dongyin Island in the Taiwan Strait Thursday, according to Taiwan’s Central Emergency Operation Center. READ MORE