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Last Updated: Saturday August 18 2007 14:47 GMT

In pictures: Typhoon hits Taiwan

Man hanging onto a bridge during the storms in Taiwan

A massive typhoon has swept across Taiwan, leaving more than 70,000 homes without electricity.

Fallen trees during the typhoon

Typhoon Sepat caused severe flooding in parts of the Philippines on its way towards Taiwan, so residents have had a few days to prepare for the destructive storms.

Workers securing a building to protect it from the typhoon

Loads of shops and businesses boarded up their windows to protect them....

Fishing boats tied together

... And fishing boats were tied together to stop them being so easily damaged in the bad weather.

Two men caught in the wind and rain in Taiwan

Although a few people have been braving the elements, lots of people have stayed indoors and so far, there haven't been any reports of anyone being injured in the storms.

Firefighters look at some of the damage caused by the typhoon

Typhoon Sepat is due to hit China next and people there are bracing themselves for the storms to head their way.

Hundreds of thousands of people, have already evacuated their homes.... and flights into the country have been cancelled.

Hundreds of thousands of people, have already evacuated their homes and flights into the country have been cancelled.