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Taiwan Soka Association Members Assist Flood Victims

On July 17 and 18, 2008, Typhoon Kalmaegi struck Taiwan, bringing heavy flooding and landslides to the central and southern parts of the country. Kalmaegi, the first typhoon to hit Taiwan this year, brought torrential downpours said to be the worst in a decade. The typhoon left at least 20 people dead. Many roads and residences were flooded knee-deep and covered in thick mud.

TSA members in Wurih help local residents following Typhoon Kalmaegi

During a lull in the heavy rain, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) members of Wurih, Taichung County, and Meinung, Kaohsiung County, formed a relief team and travelled to the stricken areas to assist local residents and those living in low-lying areas in clean-up efforts. Many of the typhoon victims expressed their sincere thanks to the TSA members' prompt emergency help.

[Adapted from an article in the July 29, 2008 issue of Harmony Press, Taiwan Soka Association; photo courtesy of Harmony Press]