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Typhoon Morakot

After forming as a tropical depression over the Pacific Ocean about 1,000 km east of the Philippines on August 2nd, Typhoon Morakot built in power and moved quickly west. Over the past several days, the storm has passed over the Philippines, Taiwan and Mainland China, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage due to high winds, flooding and mudslides. Southeast China evacuated nearly 1 million people ahead of the storm, after Morakot broke many records in Taiwan, dumping a total of 2.5 meters (100 inches) of rain on the island. At least 40 people are known to have died so far, but hundreds remain missing - many from one village in Taiwan, reportedly engulfed by a mudslide during the storm. (36 photos total)

A woman watches waves triggered by Typhoon Morakot batter the shore in Wenling, Zhejiang Province August 7, 2009. (REUTERS/China Daily)
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1349 comments so far...

Amazing, particularly 15 and 30

Posted by Maggie August 10, 09 12:43 PM

oh My God, that is horrible, its global warming effect?

Posted by febrian ahmadi August 10, 09 12:45 PM

Terrific and amazing at the same time! Thanks! You doing a great job!
PS #24 just killed me!

Posted by ded_banzai August 10, 09 01:00 PM

#17 is particularly amazing... thanks as always for the incredible photos

Posted by Mark August 10, 09 01:01 PM

I feel for the loss that these people are experiencing...I hope lives can be re-built and lost family members found. This is a sad one...

Posted by Sheri August 10, 09 01:06 PM

It is not necessarily a global warming effect, typhoons have happened for thousands of years.

But that doesn't mean global warming won't cause more or less typhoons in the future (the effects of global warming are not universally negative nor are they easily predicted).

I wonder why they don't build bridges like that rail-bridge to withstand such floods. It seems pointless to repair it identically if it will just get damaged in the next typhoon.

Posted by Mattan Ingram August 10, 09 01:06 PM

#31 is heartbreaking

Posted by Andrea August 10, 09 01:09 PM

Most of this devastation is the result of logging-gone-wild. Next month these same people will be in the Big Picture wearing scarves over their faces trying to fight off a dust storm.

Posted by pk August 10, 09 01:10 PM

The 17th is just scary... image that the rain was "attacking" from high ground and waves from the sea... trapped people.

Posted by ahoge August 10, 09 01:10 PM

effects of global warming.... its partly because of human activities.... really sad

Posted by davidsangboi August 10, 09 01:12 PM

@#2: I would say more that the extensive damage done to humans here is more because of the highly-populated China. A typhoon is not exceptional by itself, but when it strikes highly populated areas with poorly built structures, it does that kind of damage to people. In fact, any natural disaster hitting China is very likely to destroy much cities and kill many people. Sad but true!

#13 is very cute! :)

Posted by Magzime August 10, 09 01:15 PM

If you are looking for a way to help check out

Posted by Nitesh August 10, 09 01:17 PM

Wish world leaders create a World Imergency Task Force to send people on natural calamities rescue missions on/before time!

Posted by NEIL August 10, 09 01:17 PM

God Bless

Posted by King August 10, 09 01:25 PM

I just can't believe this is happen in taiwan.
for now, there are still many people trapped in somewhere, and some many people are missing.

Posted by ned August 10, 09 01:29 PM

What's up with the guy holding an umbrella in #27?? LOLZ

Posted by MarketGarden August 10, 09 01:40 PM

This was disastrous.. It should be very hard for the people...

Posted by Shashikiran Srinivasa August 10, 09 01:41 PM

#25 is hilarious. I wish I could hear what the guy is saying.

Posted by Anonymous August 10, 09 01:53 PM

I am writing from taipei.
All day long, news footage of people in difficult times down in southern taiwan is really in need of help. However, the government under President Ma didn't even do much. When Katrina happened, it was declared as an National Emergency the next morning. Mr. Ma, it has been 4 days since the typhoon started damaging the island. Why can't our government do SOMETHING.

More about picture #36, these two women were friends at shiao lin village. the woman in yellow escaped because she was out in the city. Her friend was taken out by the helicopters. It's great to meet a life long friend yeah? A few minutes later, the woman in yellow received news saying that there are no one left in the village and her family didn't make it out.

More about the damage done.
21 bridges were ripped apart, 40 some now blocked or unable to cross
Shiao Lin village has over 1300 registered residents, by 11/10/09's morning only 40 some were rescued out
2/3 of a pintung county is still covered in water
there are more than 40 deaths because floating bodies are discovered in Kaoshiung area.

To NEIL at post 13 : yes I really home something can help both Taiwanese and the Mainlanders. However, since our retarded useless president wont even declare our country as a National Emergency, I don't think ANY help outside the country will be able to enter the country and help.

To Alan: thank you for reading my mail. I don't know if it was me who made you want to write this entry but Thank You. Thank you very much.

Posted by William Wang August 10, 09 01:58 PM

27: The guy can be lucky having an umbrella.

Posted by Markus August 10, 09 02:08 PM

Very sad, very sad indeed.Number 9 just blows me away.. Thoughts and prayers to all the families affected.

Posted by Jason Ferguson (of Nova Scotia) August 10, 09 02:13 PM

William, let's hear what you have done to help rather than sitting smugly in your safe home in Taipei. The central and local governments are doing as much as they can, how can you criticize with a sweeping "retarded useless prez" comment?

Hope the people in Chiashien are safe somewhere and will be rescued soon.

Posted by Ping-Fang Jin August 10, 09 02:16 PM

why should such a disaster happen there? shame on weather

Posted by Amin August 10, 09 02:20 PM

The strength of this typhoon has really caught everyone by surprise. Unfortunately, it shouldn’t be too surprising that Taiwan is suffering a lot of damage. Some of it is simple geography – the east coast is difficult terrain with a lot of mountains and cliffs, where there isn’t much to slow down water runoff. The mountains also stop a lot of the rain and keep it on that side of Taiwan. They always receive the brunt of the storms.

To make things worse, the southeast has traditionally been the most neglected part of the country. Until 10 years ago, Taipei got most of the public works funding because where the KMT’s core constituency settled. More recently the distribution of funds has been better in a north/south sense, but still very focused on the largest cities. The construction had/has political ties which weakened environmental checks and occasionally building quality too, and there’s been carelessness with the groundwater level too. These are problems all over the world, and they’re getting better in Taiwan, but they’re still problems.

Given its infrastructure situation and agricultural needs, China faces a much more difficult situation. I just hope this is an exceptional typhoon that doesn’t repeat itself.

Posted by dan ge-buen August 10, 09 02:25 PM

@ Ping-Fang Jin #22 - Yes I went into downtown taipei today and worked with a load of volunteers (PTT group) with moving and gathering dry goods, water, instant noodles all sorts of living essentials. Trucks of goods were sent down tonight to southern Taiwan and it will arrive tomorrow morning. Tomorrow night, I am heading down again with my camera hopefully I can bring something positive to this post.

Nope, the central government is not doing literally anything. There is no one in control in the presidential office. All Mr. Ma did was blame the problem on the weather forecast for not being accurate enough PERIOD I think I have better information than you do where you are? Do you really think 6000 troops for the entire southern taiwan is enough to help everyone in the mountains/valley.

As a student, I am doing what I can in my ability therefore please don't you judge if you can't do anything about it, at least I am trying and doing what I can. Thank you very much

Posted by William Wang August 10, 09 02:37 PM

Looks like a typical British summer!

Thoughts go out to them though.

Posted by Dave Sanchez August 10, 09 02:41 PM

That umbrella's really doing a lot of good in #27...
praying for them

Posted by RikkerPKeaton August 10, 09 03:09 PM

#29 really touched my heart. Thank you for posting these pictures.

Posted by Katie N. August 10, 09 03:13 PM

#12 -- I can't tell if that person is looting or is rescuing food to help out others. Guess it depends on his race.

Posted by katrina observer August 10, 09 03:13 PM

wow! Number 13 has got to be one of the greatest pictures that I think I have ever seen on the Big Picture. The apparent Joy in the girls' faces despite the flooding that has just occurred and the father(I am guessing he is the father) seems to be happy that his daughters(I am assuming daughters) are safe and sound.

Posted by Eric H. August 10, 09 03:45 PM

And ya'll think global warming is no big deal

Posted by Andrew August 10, 09 04:11 PM

#29 is so awesome.

Posted by bhargavi August 10, 09 04:37 PM

So sad and heart-rending. Tremendous photography.

Posted by Judith Traverso August 10, 09 05:09 PM

These videos were taken on Taiwan high speed rail between Tainan and Chayi
Before :
Flooded_2 :

Posted by Jason August 10, 09 05:10 PM

So sad they will be in my prayers. WISH Red Cross would send me there t help out. But think they will have others go near by before send someone from Tennessee.

Posted by mike August 10, 09 06:17 PM

#18 has some bad cropping at the bottom!

Posted by Dan August 10, 09 06:20 PM

esto lo que da es miedo, y tomar previsiones en cada pais

Posted by jose August 10, 09 07:06 PM

#31 The worst thing that (alleged) man caused global warming has caused is all the people that blame global warming for everything. My house was broken into. It's because of global warming!

Posted by Steve August 10, 09 07:17 PM

god bless taiwan and send my prayer to everyone in suffer.

Posted by victoria August 10, 09 07:52 PM

What world organizations/charities should we give to to help?

Posted by Georgina August 10, 09 08:00 PM

#13 Has got to be the most adorable picture of a disaster situation I've ever seen.

Posted by Gavin August 10, 09 08:10 PM

#5 That guy on the left is giving his 120%

Posted by lenny the bruce August 10, 09 08:31 PM

Very strong photos and some very emotional ride.

Posted by Donald Jackson Jr. August 10, 09 08:39 PM

God bless Taiwan

Posted by Munich037 August 10, 09 09:36 PM

Hello,I am Taiwanese
Trphoon Morakot is really terrible
¡­4 Near my house
Ruined everything
We are yet to see any foreign groups to help
¡]sorry,I am Taiwanese, English not very good)

Posted by jason August 10, 09 09:52 PM


Posted by catfoot August 10, 09 09:52 PM

#1 Wu~Giant!!

Posted by Anonymous August 10, 09 10:17 PM

It sucks that bad stuff can make for such profound photos..

Posted by wibbs August 10, 09 10:32 PM

I have and will continue to pray for all of the people who are affected.

Posted by Norman S. August 10, 09 10:32 PM

god bless all

Posted by Anonymous August 10, 09 10:32 PM

Wow, these picture show the true power of nature and water. It's sad to see events like these ruin the lives of many.

We are going to have to get used to this kind of weather with climatic changes. The earth has given us enough warnings, but still, the political power, money and economy are more important to the eyes of world leaders than the lives of millions around the globe.

Posted by Maxime Perron Caissy August 10, 09 10:34 PM

So very sad. I hope to find a way to help.

Posted by Jen August 10, 09 10:59 PM

May GOD bless everyone!
Go! Taiwan!
Never give up!

Posted by SK August 10, 09 11:19 PM

i have to tell you all
actually,the day before 8/8(the most serious flood disaster in recent 50 years in Taiwan),was another serious drought.
hope that the people from every part of the world,can give a hand to us.
the southern Taiwan just liked the pictures , all of the cities looked like the world down in the water, and most of the houses , facilities , and about one thousand innocent residents were buried caused from mudflows and landslides.
plz,we really needs your help.

Posted by Charly You August 10, 09 11:34 PM

pray for Taiwan, please.
we are suffering a disaster ,which we never had..

Posted by tsai August 11, 09 12:16 AM

I am so sad for these people in Asia. I pray they will find peace, shelter, and love ones. I thank you for your pictures and generosity toward all those who are suffering. I commend you on your will to make a difference. I pray you will find the strength to continue your good will. THANK YOU AGAIN !!!!

Posted by Cuong August 11, 09 12:27 AM

post #24 by dan ge-buen, you are spot on! The KMT systemic avoidance of the south for many years is partially to blame for a lot of conditions that expose the residents of the southern region of Taiwan to much more health risks, including such varied things as typhoons and air pollution. I'm not going so far as to say this is KMT's fault, but it is in the deep background. I wonder how long it will take to get funding to repair those southern mountain roads....

Tiger from Kaohsiung

Posted by tiger August 11, 09 12:30 AM

God bless China!!!

Posted by alkdkkkk23 August 11, 09 12:40 AM

God Bless All

Posted by Doraemon August 11, 09 01:18 AM

SAD but tru these picture are great .But i am sad that they are from a real life thing that hurts people.
Let GOD help these people , please

Posted by peter August 11, 09 01:19 AM

GOD bless all of us...

Posted by alfredo hsu August 11, 09 01:19 AM

f..... Typhoon... Idon't like it... Thanks TONBOS...

Posted by michael August 11, 09 01:36 AM

I have just heard about this typhoon through new channels, After looking these snaps i really shock! Really Amazing photo graphs 18 and 26 are very horrible.
I wish Taiwan will be come over from this Typhoon.

Posted by kailash August 11, 09 01:43 AM

I am from southern part of Taiwan. Luckily my family is safe, but sadly so many people are sufferung. Taiwanese will stand up bravely! God bless Tawian!

And what is China's act? when Taiwan people donated so much money after the earthquake of Si-Chuan Province?

Posted by CLK August 11, 09 02:07 AM

@ William, #19: I see in pic #6 and 21, there are military troops involved rescuing residents in southern Taiwan. If they are not sent from the central government. I don't know who did.

God bless Taiwan.

Posted by Jen August 11, 09 02:08 AM

God will establish His sovereignty as well as His mercy among these people as sure as His mighty hand has control over this entire situation. Though the administration has disappointed many, all that we can do is to turn to Him in faith, because He is sovereign and His jealousy for His people couldn't be more apparent at a time like this.
God, claim Taiwan and China and the Philippines!

Posted by Joanne August 11, 09 02:08 AM

oh god!

Posted by Anonymous August 11, 09 02:09 AM

god bless all

Posted by xiao tian August 11, 09 02:17 AM

WOW~ #31 It's make me cry....

Posted by Anonymous August 11, 09 02:29 AM

May GOD bless Taiwan.
Taiwanese need your help.

Posted by Tsao, Shun-hsien August 11, 09 02:42 AM

My God! Amazing pictures but it is so disheartening to watch. May God bless those that are in need.

Posted by Peter August 11, 09 02:56 AM

I am feeling soo bad!

May God bless Taiwan.

Posted by veronica wang August 11, 09 03:03 AM

godbless taiwan

Posted by louie August 11, 09 03:10 AM

Rescues Taiwan, please!
The government of Ma is useless!

Posted by Fan August 11, 09 03:13 AM


Posted by 喬伊蘇 August 11, 09 03:15 AM

Hello, I come from Taiwan,
Thank you for your's piece of the region of Taiwan make such good photos,
Thank you....!

Posted by ChunCAT August 11, 09 03:21 AM

I am very sad....

Posted by R August 11, 09 03:25 AM

Photo#13. It is not so much that this guy is rescuing his children, it's that he gone out of his way to make the the rescue an enjoyable experience for them. Great photo!

Posted by Steve August 11, 09 03:46 AM

#22 Love the boat.
#27 What!!! gettng the car?? leave it buddy. Its not gonna be of any use, claim insurance and buy a new one.

Posted by brahmin August 11, 09 03:57 AM

Its a simple CAUSE and EFFECT situation....
Its Global warming effect.... its time for Humans to pay back the nature !

Posted by chandra sekhar kanike August 11, 09 04:15 AM

The flood was even more devastating due to poor management of the environment and infrastructure planning. Illegal deforestation and river bed mining are also some of the main culprits that will continue to haunt us when ever a typhoon strikes. The government needs to stop the "bridge to no where" projects and establish a long term remedy to undo the damages. Wayne in Taiwan.

Posted by wayne August 11, 09 04:40 AM

Bless my hometown Zhejiang Province, and also all the other people affected...

Posted by Young August 11, 09 04:45 AM

God bless Taiwan...
Please don't say that the pictures are "terrific" or "awesome"
cuz this is nothing but terrible and disasturous for the people

Posted by PW August 11, 09 05:11 AM

May God bless you all the best!!!

Posted by Anonymous August 11, 09 05:15 AM

May God bless Taiwan.
May God bless everyone.

Posted by Sabrina Chen August 11, 09 05:28 AM

I'm writing from Taipei. For those of you outside of Taiwan that would like to donate money, two good organizations to donate to would be either the Red Cross or Taiwan's largest non-profit Tzu Chi. Tzu Chi has already done a huge amount for the victims of this disaster, and they're collecting money to help rebuild the hundreds of houses, schools, and businesses that have been affected by the typhoon. Their website is:
On another note, I've seen people complain on other websites or here that the land is over-populated, or that maybe these people shouldn't have built so close to the water. Many of the most devastating effects of the storm in Taiwan have taken place in very rural areas with the lowest populations on the island. And as for building too close to the water...many of the buildings and roads that fell into the rivers were originally built fairly far away from the rivers. That hotel in #9, for example, was separated from the water by a road and another entire row of shops. Yes, infrastructure and government funding could have and should have been MUCH better. But regardless, 80+ inches (2000+ mms) of rain in 2 days coupled with the highest tides of the year and land that had been affected by months of drought (making absorption of water difficult) is disastrous regardless of how well, or how near water, a building, bridge, or road is built.

Posted by KT August 11, 09 05:29 AM

Go ahead ! Taiwan!

Posted by yehshin August 11, 09 05:30 AM

damn i feel like crying.....
god bless taiwan...

Posted by sam August 11, 09 05:32 AM

May God bless Taiwan .
May God bless everyone .
Send my prayer to everyone in suffer.

Posted by Sabrina Chen August 11, 09 05:32 AM

oh , my god ...

The typhoon is so so so terrible ...

( I lived in Taiwan - Kaohsiung... Luckily , I didn't get hurt ... )

Posted by Eni August 11, 09 05:32 AM

Please let me use on my blog. I want to remember what happen in my home town.

Posted by AJ August 11, 09 05:41 AM

This is extremely sad. Typhoon Morakot caused the biggest flooding in Taiwan in 50 years and I happened to witness it. I came back this summer from the US to visit my parents. Luckily, while we live in the south, we're still in one of the bigger cities(Tainan) so we're ok.

While I do believe in global warming, it is not the cause of typhoon Morakot. Tens of typhoons hit Taiwan every year and Morakot wasn't even that big compared to some of the other recent ones. It just happened that Morakot traveled and developed in a way where it dumped TONS and TONS of water into the southern region(2.5 meters in some areas). This was NOT predicted by the weather forecast. Originally it was thought that the typhoon will hit the northern region leaving the south relatively calm. This caught many people in the south unprepared and contributed to the damages.

What makes things worse is like #24 dan and #19 William mentioned, the South is often ignored by the central government centered in Taipei - located in the north. I dare to say that if it was Taipei that got the brunt of the storm, the government would have responded MUCH MUCH more urgently. It got so ridiculous that people trapped in their house were calling the MEDIA to get help because the government call center pretty much ignored them. Yes the media forecast was wrong. Yes I understand Taipei was relatively calm during the typhoon. But just because Taipei is ok doesn't mean the rest of the country is. The politicians and president Ma need to stop pointing fingers, get off their asses, and start helping people.

Posted by Eric Chen August 11, 09 05:47 AM

#29 is touching.

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by M August 11, 09 05:54 AM



Posted by Viral Shah August 11, 09 05:54 AM

One of the reasons that the damage is so sever is possibly that there was a large earthquake in the last couple of weeks centred in Nantou County in the centre of Taiwan. It is possible that this loosened the soil in a lot of areas, which makes it easier for water to soak through and cause mudslides. This is truly a terrifying level of destruction and loss of human life. 台灣加油!

Posted by Scott August 11, 09 05:56 AM

god bless them..

Posted by Basso August 11, 09 05:56 AM

may God's love and protection blanket the pain and suffering the people are going thru.

Posted by JoAnneChu August 11, 09 06:14 AM

A little less Criticism. Be more helpful, and Reach out for those who need help.

Posted by GI Jane August 11, 09 06:15 AM

help~~help us,pls~~~~~~~

Posted by someone from Taiwan August 11, 09 06:20 AM

Oh my god...Taiwan is my home land...
I almost tear when watching those pix....

Posted by chi August 11, 09 06:21 AM

PIC.29 & 31~They broke my heart, and can't stop my tear. I hope everyone alife after this terrible typhoon can be healthy and happyness in the furture. I pray for all of them in my deeply heart.

Posted by BIGSKY in Taiwan August 11, 09 06:22 AM

My prayers are for those who are suffering. Natural disasters occur evrywhere in the world. The onus is on each government to prepare for such events, to prepare for worst case scenario, so that events like these do not cause annihilations of nations. If the geography of this country is taken into consideration, you will notice that it is disaster prone. What has the elected leaders done to prepare for an inevitable event. And what will they do when another occurs.....feign surprize!
And at the cost of how many precious lives....?

Posted by anusha k. (south africa) August 11, 09 06:26 AM

God bless my hometown TAIWAN!

How can a super typhoon came right after a serious drought? I totally don't understand!?.....

Posted by Y.L. August 11, 09 06:34 AM

god bless all

Posted by Eric August 11, 09 06:35 AM

Yeah,please tell your friends that Taiwan needs your help!!
The southern part of Taiwan needs food,suppliment, and medicine.
We need your help indeed.

Posted by Sandy August 11, 09 06:37 AM

Places to help are:
World Vision (
The Red Cross

There are government accounts and Red Cross accounts to help victims, but I think it is difficult to deposit outside of Taiwan.

Posted by tiger August 11, 09 06:43 AM

¤Ñ¦ö¥xÆW.God bless Taiwan.
come on my friend, you are not alone.
I still be there with you .

Posted by ªì¤@¶ý August 11, 09 06:49 AM

We need all of you to pray for the people in danger, in sorrow and in pain.
Any kind of help is welcome! Not just seeing the pictures on web, i believe we can do something more for them. "We're the world, we are all the children on earth. Show your kindness if you can. God blessing!

Posted by Morris August 11, 09 06:50 AM

Please put your cynical energy into help action. Government Ma has been put into action to help, please DO NOT try to creat gaps among Taiwanese at this moment. This is the time to act together!

Posted by maGGie August 11, 09 07:01 AM

why God is so different with different people,why he is so mecyless> Still I pray to provie the affccted people a shulter,water,medical help and food.

Posted by ashokdambal August 11, 09 07:53 AM

Ma government being incapable is a bloody fact.
May god bless taiwan, my motherland.

Posted by Noel August 11, 09 08:05 AM

Good Bless!

Posted by Manpreet Kaur Narula August 11, 09 08:09 AM

these photos are shocking!
and very very Sad :(

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by michelle August 11, 09 08:18 AM

at 24 : is her father okay?

Posted by fullFx August 11, 09 08:24 AM

This also from Taiwan

I'd like to address to those who love Taiwan, your country, your hometown, all Taiwan need is Do the real thing to help, please don't compain at this hard time.

Want to do something help, you can donate your money here
or you can donate food / clothing, be a volunteer, lots of things you can do.

Posted by Lulu August 11, 09 08:25 AM

Taiwan leader Mr. Ma doesn't care at all what is really happened in Souther Taiwan because he believes all the peopel living in Southern Taiwan are all pro to opposite party, DPP. So, why bothers to waste his breath to rescure people in Southern Taiwan?! He expressed his aloof attitude while he was speaking to a victime. I am a Taiwanese and look down on Ma. He doesn't derserve to live in Taiwan.

Posted by TAIWANESE August 11, 09 08:30 AM

Taiwan is the best. We will be well.

Posted by Deborah August 11, 09 08:34 AM

If you really love Taiwan, your country, your hometown, do something really help. PLEASE JUST SHUT UP AND STOP DELIVERING NEGTIVE THOUGHTS, ESPECIALLY AT THIS HARD TIME.

Posted by Lulu August 11, 09 08:39 AM

¦]¬°¥xÆW°¨¥ý¥Í¤£·|¤]¤£À´±Ï¨a,¥L¥u·|À´±o¥D«ù±B§©MºC¶]¦Ó¤w! ½Ð¤j®a¤£­n¦b³d³Æ¥L¤F!¥L´N¬OµL¯à¥L´N¬O·|§@¨q, he really know nothing about emergency rescue! Ma doesn't have any plans to help those poor ppl in Souther Taiwan! If you really want to help Taiwan. ½Ð¤£­n¦b¿ï³oµL¯àªº¤H¤F! ³o¥u·|Åý¥xÆW¶V¨Ó¶V´d±¡!

Posted by ¥xÆW¤H August 11, 09 08:45 AM

what amazes me is that in places like china and taiwan despite limited resources the authorities reacted much better than our american one's in katrina..

Posted by jim August 11, 09 09:23 AM

#29 is such a tender moment, look at their eyes locking in the midst of chaos.. God bless them.

Posted by Anonymous August 11, 09 09:29 AM

God bless TAIWAN!

Posted by ¶Â¥Öªº¤ÑªÅ August 11, 09 09:38 AM

i'm with you

Posted by paolo August 11, 09 09:46 AM

I remember when Typhoon Nari that hit Taipei in 2001! That was so scary too!
It's amazing how quick the government can get things cleaned up over here!
Best wishes go out to all those affected by this terrible environmental disaster!

Posted by Carleen August 11, 09 10:00 AM

@Amin - "Shame on weather"?!?!?!

Are you serious? Welcome to planet Earth.

Posted by Marc McDonald August 11, 09 10:03 AM

God bless Taiwan!
Never abandon hope.

Posted by Aileen August 11, 09 10:17 AM

may the most kindful buddha bless them

Posted by buddhistindian August 11, 09 10:25 AM

Good news, Ma is finally making his way down tomorrow. Still hasn't declare the current state as a national emergency.
Second, Troops has opened the road into Hisao Lin village and the surrounding area and securely rescued 700 people awaiting to be evacuated tomorrow morning

@Jen #65 yes those are troops but there are only 6000troops currently involved in the rescue mission. It has been added more today I believe. What I meant by the government not doing anything is the following.
- Ma rejected help from the Japanese and American government
- Ma attended a meeting today to "spare a minute to mourn and remember those that died" - Ma didn't set up an affective emergency control center since day 1
- He attended a wedding on the night 7th August when typhoon struck Taiwan, and many KMT party dinners in Northern Taiwan yesterday and the day before.

I don't think I am the only one that is against and look down on Ma because he really isn't doing anything. For those who think people in Taiwan just sit at their computer and do nothing, there are so much dry goods that are being sent down everyday, every night. We are doing what we can without the big help from the central government. Lets hope the rain will stop for a while so rescue work can be done ASAP.

Another problem arising is the rise in temperature during the day down south in the flooded counties. Corpse of livestock, puddle of fishes and all those animals will start to contaminate if the government doesn't have a organized plan with how to clear out these.

Thank you for everyone that are giving out their prayers, support and donations if you made any. This is my own contribution to the disaster

天佑台灣 God Bless Taiwan

Posted by William Wang August 11, 09 11:06 AM

Does anyone know any english sites where money can be donated?

Posted by Jimmy August 11, 09 11:16 AM

Please donate your extra money for following restracturing, even it is just a PENNY!!! We appreciate your generosity!! God bless ALL!!!!

Posted by Taiwanese August 11, 09 11:18 AM


Posted by Eric Chyan August 11, 09 11:28 AM

God bless Taiwan!
Keep the Faith!

Posted by SP August 11, 09 11:31 AM

I totally agree with Lulu and maGGie. It's the time to help each other out and act together. it's not the time to spread out negative words. Please unite together and fight over this disaster Taiwanese!

Posted by Jen August 11, 09 11:33 AM

my heart goes out to those who are still suffering from this disastrous event...
God bless Taiwan!!

Posted by Kat August 11, 09 11:34 AM


Posted by URBAN August 11, 09 11:35 AM

NO .29 so touching ...
taiwan need your help!
from M.Jackson . "we are the world "

There comes a time when we hear a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
Oh, and it's time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all
God bless taiwan and you in the world.

Posted by james August 11, 09 11:38 AM

I shed a lot of tears....God helps them..

Posted by Ivy August 11, 09 11:39 AM

so sad....many people have suffered situation i can not image...
God bless, God bless...
cheer up,TW...GO AHEAD!!!!
best and deeply wishes to everyone...

Posted by rose August 11, 09 11:41 AM

GOD bless Taiwan!

Posted by Ivana August 11, 09 11:46 AM

God bless Taiwan...

Posted by Jai August 11, 09 11:47 AM

please help us...........
our president Ma may be scared of China Government or for fearing losing face
till now our president Ma still not agree to accept help from USA & Japan
we feel very sad and helpless
could someone help us............
we are crying in Taiwan

Posted by God bless Taiwan August 11, 09 11:47 AM

God bless Taiwan.....

Posted by Mercadian August 11, 09 11:48 AM

God blesses Taiwan!! May those victims rest in peace.

Posted by Lily August 11, 09 11:52 AM

Hey... Every friends from the world..

please give Taiwan a hand .. as soon as possible ...

Posted by Jarkid August 11, 09 11:52 AM

Bless my homeland Taiwan~

Posted by michelle August 11, 09 11:58 AM


Posted by ELVIS August 11, 09 11:58 AM


Posted by Anonymous August 11, 09 12:01 PM

I am from Taiwan.

May God bless Taiwan~

Posted by Wei-Jun, Hong August 11, 09 12:04 PM

i feel like it's the end of the world
those ever been paradises became the darkest hells
show your mercy to the struggling residents
they need us
god blesssssssss T_T

Posted by woitaiwan August 11, 09 12:04 PM

I will charting "om mani pame oh" for Taiwan's pepole who needs help, Please the Taiwan government should do some rescuer actiong faster.

Posted by Millicent August 11, 09 12:14 PM

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by DUSTIN HSU August 11, 09 12:18 PM

Taiwan is usually abandoned by the world for we are not in the united nations. Moreover,China even stop the helps from other countries.
May God bless Taiwan and all the people who suffer.

Posted by horowitz August 11, 09 12:18 PM

Our government is totally useless on this day. Our President Ma. did nothing but to blame everything on Weather report. KMT has totally failed it's promise for better Taiwan. Time to dispose KMT who only care more in merge with China than all the people in Taiwan. KMT and President Ma should step down. Taiwan will not be part of China because Taiwan is Taiwan. It's time for all the Taiwanese people to kick them back to China after all they only believe China is their homeland. Time to show our true voices! KMT has not done it's job which in term murdered thousands of Taiwanese during this typhoon. They will always be responsible for their death.

Posted by Taiwan forever-an angry Taiwan civilian August 11, 09 12:20 PM

If you wanna help those Victims in Taiwan, Click this webside and follow this step.

Step 1: Click the following link and then 'Donate'
Step 2: Check one box under the title 'I want to support emergency relief projects through 30 Hour Famine' Follow the instructions.

Posted by Sandy August 11, 09 12:21 PM

God bless Taiwan, my beloved country, my hometown.

Our government has been ignored the South of Taiwan for a long time. It's quite sad and ironic that people had to call the News Station to get actual rescue. People's lives are in imminent danger, while our central government still has not a single clue to effectively integrate the rescue system.

Posted by Ming-Yin August 11, 09 12:29 PM

God bless Taiwan! ¤Ñ¦ö¥xÆW!

Posted by ¼z´@ August 11, 09 12:42 PM

#29 is so touching...

Posted by RIS August 11, 09 12:43 PM

Plz , help sourthern Taiwan , which looks really terrible as this photos.
Badly damage and unnumbered death and missing.

we need your help as soon as possible
the victims can't wait anymore.

Posted by wright August 11, 09 12:44 PM

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Lijen August 11, 09 12:50 PM

I from Kaohsiung City. I am Taiwanese.
Because the typhoon...I was sad...

God Bless Formosa-Taiwan.
May The Future Be Well.

Posted by Aurora August 11, 09 01:02 PM

I believe, The God well be bless "TAIWAN" this country"! because We still have love! even some people in calamity.
But at next time, Pl's Vote for the man that we Really! Rreally! Rreally! can trustfully in him.

Posted by Allen Chen, Taiwanese of one August 11, 09 01:12 PM

To friends from all the world:

please help Taiwan, please!

Posted by Nelly August 11, 09 01:15 PM

May the Almighty bless every one to face the situtation.....God bless

Posted by suresh mendiratta August 11, 09 01:15 PM

I am from Taiwan Kaohsiung.

I am glad my family and I all safe!

Posted by Rara August 11, 09 01:19 PM

I do not know how to say. But I hope that any of super junior's fans can pray that the disaster in Taiwan will cease soon.

Posted by Iris @ Taiwan August 11, 09 01:19 PM

It is so sad that in this time of such disaster
some people still only cared about separating each other
with the same skin color and the same culture shared
why would racial problems be deepened rather than dissolved......

I distinctly remembered from the heart breaking news
In the last photo, the women hugs her best friend who's being rescued, whom also brought the news that her brother and sister-in-law are most likely lost
what conflicting feeling is that...

Please... stop blaming for the pure reason of wanting to blame
and start focusing on those really in need.

Posted by Someone recently returned to Taiwan August 11, 09 01:19 PM

God Bless my country, Taiwan...
Hope all of us can survive this catastrophe..

Posted by Frentzen August 11, 09 01:21 PM

Eric (#92), it takes time to organize a response. The usual for any major disaster is about three days before significant help can begin to arrive; see Hurricane Katrina for just one of many examples. It hasn't been that long yet, and with major infrastructure (bridges, especially) washed out, it may take longer for the cut-off inland areas. There are a limited number of helicopters in the world, and they'll be needed everywhere, not just in Xiaolin.

As far as Ma's policies, etc., while I'm generally pro-DPP, for once this isn't the KMT's fault.

And for Joanne in #66, kindly go sell crazy somewhere else.

Posted by Ma Po Do-fu (no relation to Mayor Ma) August 11, 09 01:22 PM

it's my country,
please pray form them

Posted by Meilin Hsieh August 11, 09 01:24 PM

God Bless Taiwanese!!!!

Posted by BENSON August 11, 09 01:26 PM


Posted by REBECCA TSENG August 11, 09 01:28 PM


Posted by REBECCA TSENG August 11, 09 01:29 PM

I’m surprised at all the criticism towards Ma’s government (it’s probably more cynicism than anything else). I’m also on the opposite side, but I didn’t realize there were so many of us. The criticism is good if it spurs immediate action and long-term improvements in disaster management, and volunteering and donating still leaves plenty of time for a small rant on the big internet. That said, it’s clear from the pictures that the army was helping out from the start. The response isn’t that bad.

But let’s not forget it wasn’t just Taiwan that was hit hard, but China and the Philippines too.

Posted by dan ge-buen August 11, 09 01:35 PM


Posted by REBECCA TSENG August 11, 09 01:36 PM

Please lay down politics

without the north taiwan and south taiwan

We are loving this islands


Needs everybody's help

please Refuels the pray for Taiwan

thank you

(Forgives my English grammar )

Posted by yii siou lin ----- taiwan August 11, 09 01:37 PM


Posted by FRAN August 11, 09 01:37 PM

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by sean August 11, 09 01:38 PM

We're keep praying..

Posted by Horace August 11, 09 01:43 PM

please help Taiwan, please help us!!!!

Posted by Nena August 11, 09 01:48 PM

God bless all...

Posted by Iris August 11, 09 01:53 PM

I come from Chiatung, Taiwan, which is showed in your pics above!
I know there are still lots of people in another county-Kaohsiung NEED HELP!
Although our f*cking government are doing something now, BUT IT IS NOT STILL LIMITED!
They even refuse other countries' help, because they think that they are doing well!
We really NEE HELP!

Posted by Shih-Wei Lo August 11, 09 01:54 PM

may go bless them and help them

Posted by Christine August 11, 09 01:55 PM

Please help Taiwan(R.O.C) ¡A We suffered flood¡C Our President is a stupid¡C

Posted by Lin ken August 11, 09 01:55 PM

Please foreign friends to help Taiwan's disaster relief!
Taiwan's central government incompetence extreme!

Posted by Taiwanese August 11, 09 01:57 PM

‘äàs‰Á–û! God bless Taiwan...this is too sad to see...

Posted by betty August 11, 09 01:59 PM

I am from Taiwan.
Thank you for your pictures and words.
And wish everyone who can help give us a hand because our government refused the helps and charity from the USA and Japan.
However, in fact, we do need help!!!
The food, water, manpower and fund for rescue are totally not enough...

Please Help Taiwan, Please!

Posted by We need help August 11, 09 01:59 PM

A lovely place was ruined by typhoon, hope every one in the world can pray that no people die anymore.

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Shaun August 11, 09 02:02 PM

Could this be one of the pre-warning related to Noah Ark?'s_Ark ......In any case, Taiwan goverment should learn from the flood managemnt experience from some of the major US Counties such as Los Angles and the Bay area. All local Goverment should have the concept and budget for 100 year flood and 500 year flood preparation.
Anual budget/ investment and preparation of the flood prevention should be implemented and minimize future damages.
A Civil Engineering firm should be engaged to review all conditions and GIS mapes to be established to identify the "at risk " area. Retaining wall and dams to be developed and constructed.

Posted by David Huang AIA, Califrornia August 11, 09 02:05 PM

So many tragic news just keep happening! Each news is heartbreaking!
Many people in south part of Taiwan was trapped and disconnected
They may be buried under mud and stone, or struggling in the flood while some of our goverment officers are celebrating the opening of newspaper publisher...
We need manpower to rescue them, but our goverment say no to international rescue group! We can't trust and depend on our president at all! Please pray for Taiwan....please helpTaiwan!

Posted by S August 11, 09 02:05 PM

I am very

Posted by Anonymous August 11, 09 02:12 PM

The government refuse all the supports from other countries!
BUT there are still many people who NEED HELP!

Posted by SHIHWEI August 11, 09 02:13 PM

The worst case is Tainan city

Posted by Lin Hou Yu August 11, 09 02:14 PM

God bless Taiwan

Posted by Andeson August 11, 09 02:17 PM

To friends from all the world:
now, south of Taiwan is facing the typhoon Morakot,
the typhoon had caused a big disaster of mudflows and landslides,
many people are awaiting the rescue,
but our government always ignore many helps from mountain,
I very worried about my family members!!!
but the rescue progress is too slow,
our government reject the help from American and Japan,
I;m so sad, because there are many people trapped in the mountain,
please help us!!!!!

Posted by south ot Taiwan!! August 11, 09 02:24 PM

It's so sad to see those pictures...Especially when you live so close to the disaster area. The air is still so moist and heavy here now.
I think it's time the Taiwan government spare more resource to the southern Taiwan as a long term solution. People should all have the fair human rights wherever they live in Taiwan.
God bless all of us!

Posted by Jessie Lee from Tainan August 11, 09 02:31 PM


Posted by Anonymous August 11, 09 02:31 PM

May God bless the homeland of our Taiwanese family.

Posted by Luc August 11, 09 02:32 PM

God bless Taiwan.

Posted by ¥xÆW¤H August 11, 09 02:36 PM

God bless Taiwan!!!

Posted by Andy August 11, 09 02:51 PM

We'll get it over.

Posted by A Taiwanese August 11, 09 02:58 PM

My God Bless Taiwan

Posted by Anonymous August 11, 09 03:05 PM

Dear readers,
I am Leonie, from Taiwan. Now my country is suffering from Morakot typhoon. Some cities have terrible flooding as one floor high. The rescuers take boats to send food and water to the victims of the Morakot Typhoon disaster. Further, all these areas are suspending water as well as electricity supply for days.
Even worst is that the typhoon has caused serious mudflows and landslides. And many people¡¦s houses have been buried. Some victims even were buried alive. Until now, this disaster has caused many people died and missing, numerous houses and field have been buried, a village disappeared (all buried by mud).

And wish everyone who can help give us a hand because our government refused the helps and charity from the USA and Japan.
However, the truth is we do need help!!!
The food, water, manpower and fund for rescue are not enough...

Now many Taiwanese industries and people have donated funds, food, and daily commodities. Numerous volunteers have participated and provided helps. However, we still need helps from others. We strongly wish that everyone who can help give us a hand. We only hope that those people who are still missing now can be found alive and rescued; and those people who are still stranded on the mountains can be saved as soon as possible.

To all the friends from all around the world,
Please Help Taiwan, Please!
We need your helps.

Posted by Please help Taiwan August 11, 09 03:20 PM

Hope God bless Taiwan

Posted by Beelzebub August 11, 09 03:30 PM

MA MU BU ZUE our government

Posted by JUSTIN August 11, 09 03:36 PM

God bless TW.

Posted by Ya-Cheng Lin August 11, 09 03:38 PM

Morakotto Taihoon really strucked in Southern Taiwan which was resulted with hendred peoples died or missed.
However, Mr. Ma's action has just began to move to rescue the peoples in the
damaged region.It is so late same as Mr. Murayama Tomio as Japanese prime minister once was faced in Kobe -Awaji Earth Quake in 1994.
My words to encourage those peoples under the worst condition hopefully could reach .
Peoples in the world hopefully are able to see such beautiful and nostalgic many
secnaries through reconstruction in Sothern Taiwan. God Bless Taiwan/

Posted by takeshi suzuki August 11, 09 04:05 PM

#29 is incredible! Such a sweet connection during such devastation.

Posted by Caly August 11, 09 04:08 PM

Halp me...

Posted by taiwan August 11, 09 04:10 PM

Good day, I'm a student from Taiwan.
I want to use these photos to compose a simple movie to
encourage everyone who's friends or family sacrifice in the typhoon moraket.
Could you allow me using these photos in my movie?
It will be my honest pleasure.
Thank you!

Posted by gzzzneww August 11, 09 04:12 PM

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---->it seems someone just cant put down the Political
in this Situation you still can care about Political?
god bless Taiwan

Posted by taiwanese August 11, 09 04:42 PM

God bless Taiwan!!!

Posted by Veljanda August 11, 09 04:51 PM

My homeland Taiwan.
I love you forever.

Posted by Chih August 11, 09 05:14 PM

Why do you always blame or question or "bless" God for these natural occurances of our biosphere? People live. People die.People kill. People build crappy buildings, pollute our planet without any regard to our survival. We don't blame or bless "God" for that ! Suck it up, folks. We are the result of our recklessness. and we are always at the whim of nature.

Posted by Rick August 11, 09 05:16 PM

God, please bless all the people. Every person is a mother's child, and so deserves the same blessing. Please help things get better, thank you God.

Posted by Vinh August 11, 09 06:06 PM

Increible.La Naturaleza no perdona.

Posted by Teresa Vargas August 11, 09 06:45 PM

This is heartbreaking to see those photos...
God bless Taiwan
This beautiful island

Taiwan need everyone's help!!

Posted by Bel August 11, 09 06:46 PM

Prayer for Taiwan & strong typhoon victims !
Cheer up Taiwanes !
from south Korean Kim

Posted by Kim Joony August 11, 09 06:50 PM

I am not hopelessly religious, but I empathize heavily. This is tragic news, I will do what I can to help.

Posted by s August 11, 09 06:51 PM

God bless Taiwan!!!

Posted by kawsyy August 11, 09 06:56 PM

God bless China
God bless Taiwan

Posted by Anonymous August 11, 09 07:30 PM

My sympathies to the victims of the disaster and I would like to mention my observations in Taiwan when I worked there from 2002 to 2008.

Taiwanese authorities spent trillions of dollars in flood control in the past 10 years without any resualt except propagandas for the political parties.

The actual situation is Taiwanese seem to be very political enthusiastic. They took any opportunity and spent a lot of time in denying each other, and they are really enemies to each other. You cannot see how democracy is working and going in the USA.

And the ordinary Taiwanese people will still suffer from both disasters created by the nature and by the politicians.

Posted by Guest to Taiwan August 11, 09 07:41 PM

Let's pray for our beautiful homeland, our country - TAIWAN!
God bleess Taiwan~

Posted by Kent August 11, 09 07:43 PM

picture #10 & picture#35 show china activity,is any same activity in taiwan?

Posted by antlums23 August 11, 09 07:57 PM

Espero que algo de bom ainda aconteça na vida dessas pessoas, as imagens são lastimáveis...

Posted by Anderson Guedes August 11, 09 07:58 PM

Below are from wikipedia without any bias.

Immediately after the typhoon, large search-and-rescue teams were deployed throughout Taiwan in response to numerous landslides and flash flooding. Helicopters were rushed to Xiaolin to retrieve as many residents as possible and transport them to shelters. By August 11, nearly 300 residents were confirmed to have been moved to safety. During the afternoon, one helicopter crashed into a mountainside while carrying three survivors and five crew members. The fate of the occupants is still unknown. Continuing standards set up after the 921 earthquake, the Government of Taiwan provided NT$1 million for each family member killed or missing and NT$250,000 for the critically injured.[49] Due to the severity of the damage in Xiaolin, access to the area was restricted to military personnel only.[50]

Posted by observer August 11, 09 07:59 PM

god bless taiwan

Posted by Anonymous August 11, 09 08:53 PM

#29 was the most moving picture I have seen in months, if not in years...
Good luck and God bless anyone affected by this disaster.

Posted by karoop August 11, 09 08:57 PM

God bless Rick (see #214)

Posted by whatever August 11, 09 09:08 PM

God bless Taiwan.

Posted by Elaine August 11, 09 09:18 PM

God bless Taiwan !!

Posted by Chien August 11, 09 09:27 PM

Taiwan ¥[ªo!!

Posted by Anonymous August 11, 09 09:48 PM

Eu me solidarizo com o povo Filipino, que eles tenham muita força para se levantar novamente. que Deus ilumine todos eles.

Posted by Sidnei Cunha August 11, 09 09:51 PM

Taiwan will be fine!

Posted by Anonymous August 11, 09 10:12 PM

God bless Taiwan!!!

Posted by Elsa August 11, 09 10:20 PM

God bless Taiwn !!!

Posted by tony August 11, 09 10:21 PM

Keep fingers crossed. Taiwan!
It's easy to blame somebody or ask for God bless but you will never recognise this terrible disaster until you see the faces from victims. They are in the hell and walk on eggs. Let's get moving and do a favor even just one coin instead of lip service.

Posted by Sally Chang August 11, 09 10:22 PM


Posted by Justice Chu August 11, 09 10:24 PM

I am angry with the politics in Taiwan no matter they are KMT or DPP. Typhoon is so common so offen-happened in summer every year but we suffered so much pain and lives loss.We improved nothing through long-lasting painful experiences.When we see the corruption prosecution of the former president Chen shui-bian and his whole family,allegedly bribery money up to 5 billion NT$ ,together with the suffering photographs of typhone Morakot,how can we people tolerate any more. It is shameful of Chen Shui-bian.
It's never too late to start rebuild a high efficient goverment. President Ma, GO! GO! GO!

Posted by rongrong August 11, 09 10:32 PM

I'm glad you are fine karl and Pamela
god bless you

Posted by Anonymous August 11, 09 10:33 PM


Posted by yang August 11, 09 10:37 PM


Posted by KAN CHANG August 11, 09 10:46 PM

We need friends to support and help us out of difficulties.

Posted by allen August 11, 09 10:54 PM

I am an American living in Southern Taiwan at the moment and just experienced my first typhoon. What unbelievable power, such as I have never experienced in my life. Locked into my 15th floor apartment, it felt like an earthquake and hurricane crossing paths, conjuring up power to attack little Taiwan.

It has now become such a tragedy as the death toll and missing people toll rises. These things are never easy to accept and move on from. I must say though, that I have never met kinder and more helpful people in all my travels as I have encountered here. I have seen such grace and kindness and especially after the storm, I see that people will rebuild, will mourn, and will continue with their daily lives as best as they know how.

Even through the storm and all the tragedy, there will remain a certain harmony and peace within the people and I am proud to call this place my home.

Posted by Anya August 11, 09 10:56 PM

Prayed to God before the event not to let this happen...
Those who still pray and showed their prayers here : Pray to God don't let this happen again.

Posted by abc August 11, 09 10:57 PM


Posted by SUNNY August 11, 09 11:02 PM

Just stop planting betel nut on the surface of hills. They can decrease water withholding, so every time the typhoon comes, the mudslide terribly prevails the countryside and cause big catastrophes, and the storys happen again and again.
Who whould you like to blame?? The bureaucracy? Government?
Stop bullshit!! Just quit chewing betel nut~~Only Tawainese have this bad habbit.

Posted by Anonymous August 11, 09 11:03 PM

God Bless Taiwan!!!!!!!

Posted by Hsu August 11, 09 11:07 PM

God bless Taiwan

Posted by IamQueen August 11, 09 11:12 PM

Time can ease the suffer

We will stand up definetly

Posted by taiwan people August 11, 09 11:31 PM

God bless Taiwan!!!
The Government isn't care us.(especially the presedint)
Please help us!!

Posted by hope August 11, 09 11:42 PM

We will be fine !!

Posted by Zoe Shih August 11, 09 11:46 PM

china made typhoon. shouldnt have bought it in the first place

Posted by lol August 11, 09 11:46 PM

To Mr Taiwanese
STOP your non sense things here and go and save the people first..
This is not the place for your to talk about politics

Posted by God Bless Taiwan August 11, 09 11:53 PM

God bless Taiwan..Ilove Taiwan,never give up.........

Posted by Angel August 11, 09 11:58 PM

Those are very sad images... I am stunned...
Stop complaining about the government, just think what we can do for our country... It's our home, our mother.

Posted by LOVE August 12, 09 12:00 AM

What people sufferd, what they did before. The government should be blamed for inefficiency, but who make the soil erosion more serious? Nobody care the botany as they made money from arecae, fish farm,etc. It is wrong to misuse our natural resources.

Posted by Doraemon August 12, 09 12:19 AM

I have nothing to say but pray for them who are suffer.
I am a Taiwanese who live in Taipei city.
I feel so grief to see my home have been damaged like this.
God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Kacy August 12, 09 12:29 AM

God bless Taiwan!!! Never give up!

Posted by Jennifer August 12, 09 12:44 AM

Please just pray please
they need everyone help

Posted by Piano August 12, 09 12:45 AM

God bless Taiwan!!!

Posted by Posted by Taiwanese August 12, 09 12:51 AM

plz, help Taiwan, send this link out so the whole world could know this tragedy happened in asia.

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 12:57 AM

God bless Taiwan!!!

Posted by WEN August 12, 09 01:04 AM

May Buddha bless us!!

Posted by Einhorn August 12, 09 01:14 AM

God bless Taiwan. I love Taiwan

Posted by EMMA CHEN August 12, 09 01:16 AM

I am from Taiwan, and my father is still besieged in the mountain of Kaohsiung county. It's so ridiculous that the emergency handling capability of government is so poor and they don't ask for help from foreign. The best timing of rescue is almost gone, and there are still so many people lost. All we can do is to pray. God please bless my hometown, Taiwan.

Posted by Perpa August 12, 09 01:17 AM

Questions that Taiwan poeple need to ask themselves and Taiwan Government need to seriously look into to prevent the next potential Typhoon disaster, and for sure there will have more Typhoons comes in: 1. What had been done over the past 50 years for the conservation of high mountain area ? 2. What kind of over cultivation has been done near the coast area ? 3. What kind of centralized national emergency rescure organization has been built ? When rainfall drops heavily and flood comes in, it does not care which potical party you are voting. Taiwan people need to learn the facts and act correctly to avoid future disasters.

Posted by Get to the points from Taiwan August 12, 09 01:20 AM

We need help!! TAIWAN need your help~~~ Please

Posted by JL August 12, 09 01:21 AM


Posted by Yuka August 12, 09 01:25 AM

God bless Taiwan

Posted by Wang August 12, 09 01:28 AM

Hope God Bless Taiwan...

Posted by dingdong August 12, 09 01:34 AM

please stop raining!!!!!

Posted by sabrina August 12, 09 01:46 AM

God bless Taiwan!
§Ú¬èë , ¬°¥xÆW!!

Posted by sandra August 12, 09 01:50 AM

Dear people of China, This is bad what is happening to the people. Perhaps it is mother nature trying to tell China something .......... think of your animals that you treat so badly. China's cruelty to animals knows no bounderies. Animals suffer too......think about that!

Posted by Julie van Niekerk August 12, 09 01:51 AM

To Ma Po Do-fu #169,

I understand it takes time to organize a response. The problem is, President Ma did not START organizing till 4 days into the typhoon. What he did do was put the blame on the weather forecast for giving faulty information. He also said relief and help should come from the local governments.

But if we look at the 9/11 earthquake in 1999 in Taiwan, you can see the difference in response. At that time, withing the first couple days of the disaster, president Lee Teng-hui(KMT) used his powers as the supreme commander and mobilized the Taiwan military in the rescue efforts, saving hundreds of lives.

While I'm generally pro-DPP, I do not think party lines matter when it comes to dealing with disasters like typhoon Morakot. If the president is doing his job, utilizing all options in helping the people in need, then I'm fully behind him whether if he's KMT or DPP. The problem is President Ma is NOT such a president.

Currently they're still thousands stranded in Shiao Ling and other mountain areas at risk of future mudslides and lakes overflowing. But they're only ~8000 troops/firefighters participating in the rescue efforts. Many lives can be saved if President Ma gives the order to send more troops. The Navy has hundreds of boats that will be very useful with the rescue efforts if used. They are all ready to go and they're just waiting for the order.

I'm sorry if my other post offended some people. I shouldn't have been so critical. I just don't feel that everything that could be done to help the people is being done right now.

Posted by Eric Chen August 12, 09 01:53 AM

I am still condident of Taiwan just because it's my country and my home. We have ever ecountered the 921 earthquack before but we concured the difficulties and recovered from that disater. Although the folld hit my country again, al the people in Taiwan pass the love and pray to the ones who needp help.
God Bless Taiwan!

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 01:55 AM

God bless Taiwan! Don't give up!

Posted by gordon chan August 12, 09 02:00 AM

Please God bless Taiwan!
Please not give up & have the hope!
Please have thankful for each other instead of complaint !

Posted by Hope August 12, 09 02:00 AM

Life is really unpredictable...I can't help or support anything for those suffering from typhoon..the only thing is to pray ,may god bless Taiwan!

Posted by sami August 12, 09 02:06 AM

Please help Taiwan(R.O.C) , We suffered flood.
We really need your help~

Posted by josie August 12, 09 02:08 AM

Many people don't trust government Ma now. The government did not do their best.
The truth is the situation is more seriously bad. Please help if you can.

Posted by frank August 12, 09 02:10 AM


Posted by Iris Chang August 12, 09 02:16 AM

I can't believe it happened in my country!! OMG...
God Blesses!!!!!!

Posted by Latisha August 12, 09 02:18 AM

god bless Taiwan

Posted by michael August 12, 09 02:24 AM

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by TAIWAN girl August 12, 09 02:30 AM

God bless Taiwn

Posted by Lugo August 12, 09 02:34 AM

Please tell our government, we do need help.

Posted by Matt/Taiwan August 12, 09 02:36 AM

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by kiffy August 12, 09 02:40 AM

It's not ony a natural disaster but the inefficient government ! This is the reality of Taiwan. What a SHAME of Mr. Presedient Ying-Jiu Ma (°¨ø¦°s).

Posted by HELIO-USC August 12, 09 02:52 AM

My country!! My Home!!!!!

Posted by mario! August 12, 09 02:55 AM

God Bless Taiwanese!!!! ~>.

Posted by annchan August 12, 09 02:58 AM

Friends from all over the world,
Please pray for us. Southern Taiwan is facing the most serious flood in the 50 years. Hundreds of people are dead or missing because of the flood, mudflows, and landslides. However, we will not give up. We're still keeping helping and searching the victims and the survivors. We don't have any plan to stop the action, even though the politics are too stupid to have any help. So, no matter which religion you believe, please pray for us. Also, pray for those who are suffering the disaster in China and Philippines.

Posted by Carlos H. from Taiwan August 12, 09 02:58 AM

We Taiwanese have an inefficient government .

The government denied all the help from international.

They only care about the election.

Posted by Taiwanese August 12, 09 03:01 AM

God bless Taiwan!!! please

Posted by yafang cheng August 12, 09 03:07 AM

wish taiwan safe and get better soon.

thai people

Posted by suessy August 12, 09 03:10 AM

Poor southern Taiwan people. I can see people dying everyday on the TV news,
and that make me cry. What've they done to have to suffer from such pain?

Now it's still raining heavily outside. God bless all the people who are still waiting
for rescue.

Posted by Mercy August 12, 09 03:16 AM

God bless My country--Taiwan...

Posted by Winnie Lu August 12, 09 03:16 AM

Taiwan ,it's my country,this typhoon was so seriously ..........

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 03:20 AM

Taiwan is still a very beautiful and lovely country. Never surrender and still create a miracle in the future!

Posted by Rotary Club of Taipei Hwashan August 12, 09 03:21 AM

Help Taiwan , please.

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 03:27 AM

God bless Taiwan.

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 03:28 AM

Hope everybody can do anythings to help these victims of a natural disaster.

Posted by Robin August 12, 09 03:35 AM

God bless TAIWAN.

Posted by SANDY August 12, 09 03:36 AM

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Result very miserable once typhoons ! To day blesses to disaster struck household, Amon!

Posted by Andyliou888 August 12, 09 03:41 AM

Taiwan refuels ~~~Taiwan refuels ~~~Taiwan refuels ~~~Taiwan refuels ~~~Taiwan refuels ~~~Taiwan refuels ~~~

Posted by KRISTI August 12, 09 03:42 AM

My heartfelt sympathy to those who lost their loved ones in this catastrophic disaster. I pray that God will give you the strength to rebuild your lives again in due time...

Posted by Li Li August 12, 09 03:44 AM

Taiwan needs all kinds of help from all over the world.
God.......... plz help us!!!

Posted by southern citizen in Taiwan August 12, 09 03:53 AM

Jesus Christ. This is my hometown.The casualty is more and more increasing. This calamity ruined the Taiwan.This catastrophe tortured the victims. They are compelled to separate with their family members and their shelters. God bless victims.

Posted by Vick Yu August 12, 09 04:01 AM

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Jason August 12, 09 04:07 AM

hope goverment must be doing something that building new home free for them.ASAP.

Posted by Yating August 12, 09 04:16 AM

Dont' cry Taiwan, go, go, go!

We are STRANG!!!!!!!!

For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins. Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place. (Psalms66: 10-12)

Posted by amiGo August 12, 09 04:20 AM

Thank you for everyone who is not living in Taiwan but care about them. Thank you.

Posted by Andy August 12, 09 04:26 AM

God bless Formosa!!!

Posted by MorrisinTaiwan August 12, 09 04:26 AM

God bless Taiwan

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 04:28 AM

no comment can descript this sarrow

Posted by kaohsiung August 12, 09 04:41 AM

Gute bluess Taiwan.

Aktion sprechen lauter als Worte.
Come on, Brainstorming und etwas tun!

Posted by Carolina August 12, 09 04:45 AM

Pray for these victims of floods, may God blesses....

Posted by Cayo August 12, 09 04:46 AM

God bless Taiwan ~~

Posted by jzhang August 12, 09 04:50 AM

This is the worst typhoon for the past 50 years !
I hope the Tiwan govenrment should response fast to this natural disaster !
It is human live !
The people is suffering !

Posted by Chin Yew Meng August 12, 09 04:51 AM

May go bless to all this people

Posted by Harshad, Mumbai, India August 12, 09 04:53 AM

And as usual, the ones who got it the worst were the aborigines who were basically shucked to the worst part of the island on the east coast where typhoons and earthquakes strike the hardest while the rest of the island is insulated by the central mountain range. If it had been Taipei, like when Typhoon Nari flooded the city in 2001 way back when I had arrived on Ihla Formosa, they would be on top of rescue and recovery. Let's see how they deal with this.

Posted by ImaniOU August 12, 09 04:55 AM

GOGO TAIWAN ~ Blessing ~

Posted by JUJU August 12, 09 04:55 AM


Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 05:00 AM

We will pass the sadness soon. And every Taiwanese will never give up.

Posted by Sammy August 12, 09 05:05 AM

The calamity that please stop all these continues taking place,
and let them hope of the scattered family,
can rebuild one's home quickly,
God bless Taiwan(R.O.C)

Posted by James Tsai August 12, 09 05:05 AM

May GOD bless TAIWAN!!!!

Posted by xxxxx August 12, 09 05:13 AM

How come it is poor people living in mountains that substain the terrible injury? So sad! GOD BLESS TAIWAN! Please save their lives! Please everyone help the survived victims!

Posted by Venny August 12, 09 05:16 AM

God Bless Taiwan!!!

Posted by Joanna August 12, 09 05:18 AM

God Bless Taiwain.
I'm so proud of being a taiwainese.

Posted by J.R. Wang August 12, 09 05:26 AM


Posted by JOJO August 12, 09 05:28 AM

don't give up...

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 05:30 AM

ur pictures are so tauching!

Posted by winnielc August 12, 09 05:31 AM

TO the worlds,

There still many people need help,
and obviously, the government is so week ,
so help Taiwan, please.

Posted by SOS August 12, 09 05:33 AM

It's a disaster! Too many people suffered from the typhoon. Also too many tears here.
But we will stand up sooner, just like the every disaster we had overcome in the past.

Posted by Johnson August 12, 09 05:39 AM

My heart aches when I see how the typhoon has scarred the beautiful landscape of Taiwan, my beloved homeland. I can easily tell which photo was taken of Taiwan and which was not.

Posted by emma August 12, 09 05:49 AM

SOS, many people still in suffer

Posted by south taiwan August 12, 09 05:52 AM

Look all that scenes,
my heart broken.

I'm from Taiwan.

Thank everybody's wish !!!!

Posted by Vincent August 12, 09 06:02 AM

In this afternoon¡¦s TV news I saw the woman of photo 24 reunited with her family among the many people evacuated by a big helicopter.
I wish I didn¡¦t see wrong.

God Bless !


Posted by TSAI August 12, 09 06:08 AM


Please! Please save Taiwan! Many villages in Southern Taiwan are still waiting for rescue while our president Ma is still hesitating, even refusing foreign help provided by rescue teams for reasons we don't understand. Please let more rescue teams know that we REALLY, REALLY need help! We hear so much SOS from the villages in the mountains but couldn't do anything. They have no food, no water, no electricity, all transportation shut down, and phones can't work so there's no communication for already 6 days!!! The rescue teams in Taiwan are getting tired, and we need more help.
Please ask more helicopters and rescue teams to come and save us! Those who are trapped might not be able to hold on for any longer! Thank you so much!
Please ask more helicopters and rescue teams to come and save us! Those who are trapped might not be able to hold on for any longer! Thank you so much!

Posted by HELP August 12, 09 06:09 AM

God bless Taiwan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Carina August 12, 09 06:11 AM

I am a Taiwanese lived in Taipei, when I saw these pictures, I felt so sad! It is almost the most serious typhoon we ever have in past 40 to 50 years. It will take a long time to rebuild it. I hope entire politicians and government will work together to structure the rebuilding plan to keep this disaster away. God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Terry Tai August 12, 09 06:12 AM

God bless Taiwan

Posted by COOLMAN1005 August 12, 09 06:36 AM

We need help, please.
There are still 600 to 1000 ppl are traped or not found yet.

Posted by Mandy August 12, 09 07:12 AM


These pictures are so real but they are just small parts of this severe flood tragedy. I don't think the Taiwanese Government is giving full efforts for rescue and everything is just so late now.


Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 07:18 AM

so sad...
i just a child
i can't give something to them.....
now i just hope Taiwan will be salf

Posted by kelly August 12, 09 07:25 AM

God bless Taiwan!
Taiwan is our home forever. I hope victims and Taiwanese can cross the serious situation.
After a storm comes a calm weather.
Never give up!

Posted by Hudi from Taiwan August 12, 09 07:34 AM

Blesses to those countries which suffered.....good job for the incredible photos,,,,,,

Posted by WhiteTuna August 12, 09 07:34 AM

Too many mistakes and wrong plans here to hurt our motherland....
God show his power again.
Have we learned from this yet ?
I felt sorry about this...

God bless all the survivors and victims
Sincere blessing from Taipei

Posted by Sam Wang August 12, 09 07:35 AM

God bless Taiwan

Posted by okm August 12, 09 07:42 AM

I'm living in Taiwan,
that's very difficult to watching TV and knew more people dead....
We do need more help internal and or foreign.
God Bless Taiwan! My country my home....

Posted by Jia-You-Taiwan August 12, 09 08:05 AM

Taiwan need your help. >

Posted by Taiwanese August 12, 09 08:12 AM


Please! Please save Taiwan! Many villages in Southern Taiwan are still waiting for rescue while our president Ma is still hesitating, even refusing foreign help provided by rescue teams for reasons we don't understand. Please let more rescue teams know that we REALLY, REALLY need help! We hear so much SOS from the villages in the mountains but couldn't do anything. They have no food, no water, no electricity, all transportation shut down, and phones can't work so there's no communication for already 6 days!!! The rescue teams in Taiwan are getting tired, and we need more help.
Please ask more helicopters and rescue teams to come and save us! Those who are trapped might not be able to hold on for any longer! Thank you so much!
Please ask more helicopters and rescue teams to come and save us! Those who are trapped might not be able to hold on for any longer! Thank you so much!

Posted by Taiwanese August 12, 09 08:13 AM

Where is the Taiwan gov?

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 08:15 AM

God bless Taiwan

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 08:16 AM

The betel nut farmer is not the only one to blame.
it's not easy for them to live in countryside.
DO you think that they have other choice?

Why don't you show us your briliant idea how to compensate the farmers after they quit their current work, instead of pointing fingers at others?

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 08:17 AM

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by ¬c August 12, 09 08:17 AM

God bless my country Taiwan!

Posted by Steven August 12, 09 08:20 AM

This is my hometown, I am proud to standing here.

Posted by George Wu August 12, 09 08:21 AM

God bless Taiwan !!

Posted by ·u August 12, 09 08:22 AM

God bless Taiwan

Posted by connice August 12, 09 08:26 AM

As showed in the pictures above, this typhoon caused catastrophic and devastating damage on Taiwan. We really need international aids, despite the fact that our government declined such an offer earlier. As a non-victim living in Taoyuan County, what I can do for the victims is to donate money and food to the areas that suffer the most. After the typhoon, many Taiwanese residents volunteer to help collect and transport water, bread, and other things to the Southern Taiwan. It indicates that Taiwan is a lovely place where people help each other without hesitation and concerns about their spending. Hope God bless Taiwan!!

Posted by Tommy Wang August 12, 09 08:27 AM

Please don't give up at this time! God bless Taiwanese to leave this heavy disaster!

Posted by Joan August 12, 09 08:28 AM

God bless Taiwan country

Posted by cer August 12, 09 08:31 AM

God bless Taiwan

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 08:32 AM

god bless TAIWAN!!!!

Posted by JuliaLee August 12, 09 08:32 AM

Taiwanese bless Taiwan. Ten years ago, we had 921 earthquake. Year 2009, we witnessed another natural disaster brought upon this lovely island. As an island country, we strive not just for survival but excellence in wise land uses. GO Taiwan!

Posted by Thomas Liou August 12, 09 08:35 AM

Let's us continue to care for «ó®×

Posted by Rivera5566 August 12, 09 08:38 AM

God bless Taiwan

Posted by Hsieh August 12, 09 08:45 AM

Many heart-broken pictures repeat over and over again on TV. Without faith, it is difficult to accept all these sad stories. I feel sad, partly due to my inability to help. However I also know I can pray for them. If my mission for this moment is to pray for them, what I need to do is to pray. By the way, I am very touched by the strong character of those who are suffering in this tragedy. I pray God to give them the courage and resources to rebuild their lives. Indeed, God Father, pls bless Taiwan.

Posted by roxanne August 12, 09 08:47 AM

I am proud to call this place my home too!

Posted by sexyerics August 12, 09 08:58 AM

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Peter Wang August 12, 09 08:58 AM

They will rise again.

Posted by chpo569as August 12, 09 09:01 AM

How Ridiculous!Ma, the leader of poor TAIWAN, asked his body guards to carry police bat to protect him from "Rioters" while he was prospecting sites in Southern Taiwan! They are not RIOTERS! They are your friends and FAMILIES in TAIWAN! Mr. MA, WHY ARE YOU TREAT YOUR PEOPLE LIKE DIRTS?! You graduated from Harvard but your behaviors like you were living in Cocos nest before!

Posted by TAIWANESE August 12, 09 09:02 AM

PLEASE help us, we need more RESCUE TEAMS
Many people still in suffer


Posted by Chloe August 12, 09 09:03 AM

Taiwan is a part of my life.
It's my home , my country.

Although I can help little, We will never give up.

God bless Taiwan

Posted by Alice Yu August 12, 09 09:06 AM

Our government said we dont need help,


We do need help!!!!!!!

please help ue!!!!!!

Posted by Joe Lin August 12, 09 09:08 AM

God bless Taiwn

Posted by kennedy lee August 12, 09 09:09 AM

god bless Taiwan ..our home!

Posted by jennifer yang August 12, 09 09:10 AM

God bless Taiwan!! Btw, it's Taiwan, Taiwanese, not people of Chian. It's different!!

Posted by Marvel August 12, 09 09:11 AM

Please help us there's many people still in suffer
we need more RESCUE TEAMS


Posted by Taiwanese August 12, 09 09:12 AM

God bless my mother Taiwan.

Posted by ¤T¦Ï August 12, 09 09:14 AM

God bless Taiwan

Posted by ERIC WU August 12, 09 09:14 AM

Taiwan government said we dont need help,


"We do neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed help"

please help us.........!!!!!!!

Posted by Joe Lin August 12, 09 09:14 AM

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Susan August 12, 09 09:17 AM

I don't know why KMT always do their fool way and the typhoon made the residents of Taiwan feel scared.To help the residents is the one thing that the president Ma should take care of but where was the president?
God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Henry Wong August 12, 09 09:18 AM

God bless Taiwan¡I
God cures Taiwan government brains¡I

Posted by Taiwanese August 12, 09 09:20 AM

Let's go RED SOX!!!

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 09:21 AM

I want no other noice but pray for Taiwan.

God bless Taiwan.
Such a beautiful island would emerge again.

Posted by yuan yu chen August 12, 09 09:26 AM

Taiwan needs help.

Posted by gihunter August 12, 09 09:26 AM

Thx for ur BIG LOVE of Taiwan....even it's not your mother country..
U really took the best pics of the key moment....
Thx for what U did for Taiwan...and also...your identification of TW...
Immense gratitude to U~~!!!

Posted by Floralu August 12, 09 09:28 AM

And some other country will be next ..... don't have second thoughts of the power of the Lord. He is is upset about all of us. China is for now, but someother palces is next....and some people call it "Mother Nature". Is the Lord showing us he is very upset with all of us. What we have done with our lives, to people, ruining our world, fighthing wars ...he didn't give us this beuatiful world to destroy it !! we are doing this ourselves !! Be prepared for what he is sending us ! at the end, this was our choice !! Hope we have time to repent and do changes in our lives, countries.

Posted by Just me August 12, 09 09:45 AM

God bless Taiwan.

Posted by Hilary August 12, 09 09:45 AM

God bless Taiwan !!!!!
We need your help because our government is so stubborn and stupid

Posted by Taiwanese August 12, 09 09:50 AM

God Bless TAIWAN

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 09:54 AM

I am proud to call this place my home too.

Posted by HotRod August 12, 09 09:55 AM

God bless Taiwan

Posted by SAM August 12, 09 09:57 AM

Hope God bless Taiwan

Posted by Peng Kuo Chan August 12, 09 09:58 AM

Taiwan needs help.

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 09:59 AM

God Bless Taiwan!

I Love Taiwan!!!!

Posted by qoqomu hola August 12, 09 09:59 AM

Taiwan needs help.

Posted by nickstarwind August 12, 09 09:59 AM

Actually, many pictures are from Mainland, China.

Posted by channel August 12, 09 10:02 AM

God bless Taiwan please, please, people don't give up

Posted by LachyMendezMiami August 12, 09 10:02 AM

Please devote your hands to us!!
we do really need help!
Ma. Gov. is out of people's trust. Please~give us a hand!!
Thanks so much!!

Posted by Taiwanese August 12, 09 10:02 AM

God bless Taiwan!
Taiwan needs help!!!

Posted by Muriel August 12, 09 10:04 AM

Je suis Taiwanais. Je ne sais pas si je suis la personne qui aime Taiwan le plus au monde. Mais ce dont je suis sur, c'est les Taiwanais se montrent le plus belle benevolement apres la devastation violente et brutale du Typhon.

Posted by Dimitrivsky August 12, 09 10:04 AM

People here in Taiwn are suffering!
Please do not just sit and see but give them a hand by action.

Posted by Tonylaio August 12, 09 10:05 AM

How can I help? Please don't ask me to pray though. I have no belief in any allmighty God. How can you when there is so much suffering.
Fabulous pictures, that's the ironey.

Posted by The Baldchemist August 12, 09 10:08 AM

It's the most beautiful place in the world, I am proud of this land.
Taiwan is the BEST !

Posted by JM August 12, 09 10:12 AM

God bless Taiwan!!!

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 10:14 AM

I'm from Kaohsiung. I just graduated and came back from New York....
These days, I keep watching news and seeing them cry for losing their homes and families. Those poor prople really need our help ....

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Posted by cathy August 12, 09 10:16 AM

God Bless TAIWAN!!!

Posted by Juliana August 12, 09 10:18 AM

God bless Taiwan

Taiwan needs help!

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 10:20 AM

Do everything we can do now.
and pray for those people who are suffering.
God blessTaiwan.
friends, join us, pray.....................

Posted by Ivy August 12, 09 10:27 AM

God bless and help all chinese living in taiwan, mainland and the philippines, bless and help all people suffer the pain and lose.

A Bian, where you spent the 100 Billion NTD special budget for flood, put in your family's pocket? bought jew for your wife?

Posted by Houde Wan August 12, 09 10:27 AM

Taiwan needs help.




Posted by Taipei August 12, 09 10:29 AM

God bless Taiwan ,please.

Posted by David August 12, 09 10:30 AM

God bless Taiwan!!

Taiwan needs help!!

Posted by FU August 12, 09 10:31 AM

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Posted by Jenna August 12, 09 10:32 AM

Taiwan needs help!
I hope I can see my friends in there again.

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 10:41 AM

be strong!

Posted by Lyn.w August 12, 09 10:43 AM

Taiwan needs help!
I hope to see my friends in there again...

Posted by Kaohsiung girl August 12, 09 10:46 AM

God bless you Taiwan, we are with you (Pakistan)

Posted by Aftab August 12, 09 10:47 AM

It¡¯s heartbreaking again to see these pictures. Yesterday the rescue helicopter crashed in the mountains of Ping Tung County. We lost three excellent and tired rescuers. We still need your help!! Please help us!!

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God Bless TAIWAN and everyone

Posted by Leslie Huang from taiwan August 12, 09 10:50 AM

please save Taiwan.
God Bless Taiwan!!!

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 10:52 AM

God Bless Taiwan!!
Taiwan needs help!!

Posted by Rick Hwang from Kaohsiung August 12, 09 10:55 AM

Taiwan needs help!
Taiwan needs help!

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by angel August 12, 09 10:57 AM

god bless Tainwan !!

Posted by slincearm August 12, 09 10:59 AM

Taiwan needs foreign help, with or without the consent of the President

over 6000 are stranded in Ali Mountain. The government can't resuce that many people in time. The President won't accept offer of foreign assistance. He is wrong. Please come in to Taiwan to help us. Over 100 have died, and sadly there will be more.......God help us.

Posted by ellentomo August 12, 09 11:06 AM

God bless Taiwan

Posted by Mei August 12, 09 11:15 AM

We can re-stand.
Protect our land,environment and climate...
God bless Taiwan!
and we should do something for Taiwan's future.

Posted by David August 12, 09 11:19 AM

Pray for Taiwan

Posted by Erika August 12, 09 11:22 AM

Everytime i saw the news about the Morakot ... Just sad and crying ... Taiwan need help....

Posted by grace chien August 12, 09 11:28 AM

god bless Taiwan ..
it's my home

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 11:30 AM


Posted by Silent Night August 12, 09 11:38 AM

Our government said we dont need help,


We do need help!!!!!!!

please help ue!!!!!!

Posted by qwawa August 12, 09 11:41 AM

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 11:43 AM

The government of Taiwan is so incomptent. And the reaction of the officials is cold and slow.
Please help Taiwan! Please save Taiwan! We need your help!
Now what we can do is help one another, all on our own! We are helpless!
Please!!! We need foreign help!!!

Posted by Teresa (from Taiwan) August 12, 09 11:44 AM

Please Help Taiwan ,
We do Need Help !

Posted by jenghong August 12, 09 11:49 AM

God Please Help Taiwan !!!

Posted by wing August 12, 09 11:49 AM


Posted by KUNRAY August 12, 09 12:01 PM

Please Save Taiwan
We Need Yr Help ¡I

Posted by God bless Taiwan August 12, 09 12:05 PM

Please! Please save Taiwan! Many villages in Southern Taiwan are still waiting for rescue while our president Ma is still hesitating, even refusing foreign help provided by rescue teams for reasons we don't understand. Please let more rescue teams know that we REALLY, REALLY need help! We hear so much SOS from the villages in the mountains but couldn't do anything. They have no food, no water, no electricity, all transportation shut down, and phones can't work so there's no communication for already 6 days!!! The rescue teams in Taiwan are getting tired, and we need more help.

Please ask more helicopters and rescue teams to come and save us! Those who are trapped might not be able to hold on for any longer! Thank you so much!
Thank you so much!
Thank you so much! QQ.....

Posted by ZOE August 12, 09 12:16 PM

Please Save Taiwan
We Need Yr Help ¡I

Posted by God bless Taiwan August 12, 09 12:17 PM

god bless taiwan !!!!!!!

Posted by una August 12, 09 12:18 PM

taiwan dont give up....tomorrow wlii be be better......we will bless u together

Posted by jerrytan10 August 12, 09 12:21 PM

I even don't know what a diaster happen in Taiwan that causing serious damage and several people missing even though I live in the middle of Taiwan.
God bless Taiwan!!

Posted by chunggod August 12, 09 12:22 PM

please help ours taiwan
we needs help

Posted by yung August 12, 09 12:22 PM

Reminds me of Katrina in the USA. I hope those alive can rebuild and become fruitful again like those in Louisiana. It is beautiful when humans work together and set aside their differences - it's just traject when it takes a catastrophe to urge people to do so. God speed to all....

Posted by Matthew August 12, 09 12:23 PM

It seems no god blessed Taiwan..

Posted by Piet August 12, 09 12:24 PM

Help us~
I am Taiwaness...We need ur Help!
We need more helicopter...more clean water...more people's energy
If u can, plz give us ur hands!!

Posted by Kaoshiung August 12, 09 12:26 PM

God bless Taiwan

Posted by michelle August 12, 09 12:28 PM

Please help Taiwan...
We need your help!

Posted by I live in PingTung August 12, 09 12:29 PM

Never give up!!!!
God bless Taiwan

Posted by Kirin August 12, 09 12:37 PM

God bless Taiwan.
Taiwan needs International friends' help.
Taiwan Jia-Yo!

Posted by shokoamanda August 12, 09 12:37 PM

I'm so saddened by watching these picture. I live in Houston and always dreaded something with that intensity hitting our city, which it did last year but mudslides to top it off ... stay strong my Taiwanese sisters and brothers.

Posted by Sally August 12, 09 12:38 PM

God bless Taiwan, china and the rest of the world

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 12:40 PM

Please Save Taiwan!!!There are thousands of people are still waiting for rescure.
Today is the 6th day after Morakot,when we saw the news,we feel more and more hopeless.There're so many broken-heart family and we can do nothing.
Please save Taiwan,WE DO NEED YOUR HLEP!!!!Please s\and HURRY!!!!!

Posted by Taiwanese August 12, 09 12:42 PM

I'm Taiwaness...

Only our government said we dont need help,

But.....We do need help!!!!!!!

Please help us!!!!!!


Posted by ariel August 12, 09 12:44 PM

This Typhoon is really too incredible, and all the resident on this island are rackless for storm warnig because we were too rely on previous experience, especially our goverment. Please Mr. Ma don't hesitate any more, annouse to the world taiwan really need a help, You can't only care about your reputation anymore!!!

Posted by Joe Chien August 12, 09 12:45 PM

God bless Taiwan!!!

Posted by Rainy August 12, 09 12:47 PM

Help¡AWe need Help!
President Ma damned, he has no right to refuse assistance for us!

Posted by Taiwanese August 12, 09 12:59 PM

We are family in the world, please helps Taiwan & Taiwan's people, we need your any helps in time, at now, come & to save us please, thanks in advance~~~God bless our Taiwan~~~2009/08/13 AM01:05

Posted by Allen Wu August 12, 09 01:05 PM

I love Taiwan, it raised me for more than thirty years, I was there when 921 earthquake happened, I know how much those people suffered everytime when disaster falls on this beautiful island. Be strong, Taiwanese! may God bless you! my heart will be with you forever.

Posted by T.H. Chen August 12, 09 01:06 PM

Aug 7~10.2009 nice shot ! God bless Taiwan......

Posted by Anne August 12, 09 01:11 PM

I'm Taiwaness

Only our government said we dont need help,

But,We do need help

please,save taiwan

Posted by dian August 12, 09 01:12 PM

God bless Taiwan! Hope our government is able to asist the victims of typhoon. And rescue those people who are trapped in the mountain area as soon as possible!

Posted by IT August 12, 09 01:18 PM

please save Taiwan.
God Bless Taiwan!!!

Posted by et22728 August 12, 09 01:31 PM

We all people in Taiwan will never give up! We still have faith and hope no matter how bad this situation. but we need your helps. cus our GOVERMENT JUST GIVE UP. they are nothing to do with this.(sorry for my poor english. but i hope you know what i talking about.)

Posted by Lee August 12, 09 01:50 PM

god bless Taiwan

Posted by amior zhao August 12, 09 01:52 PM

Please Help Taiwan ,
We Do Need Help !

Posted by jessie wang August 12, 09 01:54 PM

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by kim August 12, 09 02:01 PM

I love Taiwan.God bless Taiwan.

Posted by Gina August 12, 09 02:03 PM

please save Taiwan.
we really need help!! Please!!
God Bless Taiwan!!!

Posted by devin August 12, 09 02:24 PM

Please, for those people from DPP, don't tell any lies that President Ma did nothing and Taiwan desperately need foreign help. There are thousand of troops in Taiwan, why Ma needs to seek help from other countries for rescue teams which only consist of probably ten people? How ridiculous you guys, who are really desperately seeking whatever anything to attack the government while adamantly support "A bian", your corrupt President.

Posted by CPPBEN August 12, 09 02:26 PM

We need help ! S.O.S

Posted by HOPE August 12, 09 02:39 PM

Ma was too busy at a wedding banquet. KMT does not care!
People of Taiwan, stay strong, well, and safe.
My prayers are with you.

God Bless Taiwan!

Posted by Chabebe August 12, 09 02:45 PM

God Bless Taiwan! We love Taiwan and the people. Taiwan will stand up and even more stronger.

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 02:50 PM

please do not bring politics into this. nobody here is interested in it or can do anything about it. vent your sentiment, whether its justified or not, in another place. a prayer or even a well wish is more meaningful than any attack on political figures

Posted by Dave August 12, 09 02:52 PM

I love Taiwan..
God bless Taiwan

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 02:53 PM

Taiwan needs help!

Posted by y August 12, 09 03:01 PM

Cisan, south of Taiwan, is my hometown. When I see these pictures, I do feel sorry for my country and government. Shame on hypocritical president Ma and those bureaucratic craps...Where is your responsibility?
God bless Taiwan!!

Posted by Mayday Cisaner August 12, 09 03:01 PM

We REALLY REALLY REALLY need your help!!!!
Our government reject the rescue from international,
actuality it is VERY BIG DISASTER!!

Plz help us........

Posted by Marco August 12, 09 03:24 PM

our government said we don't need foreign help
full of crap...

I am proud to call this place my home too
but I am shame to call Ma our president

thanks for those people who rescue life in the disaster
God bless Taiwan!!

Posted by Taiwanese August 12, 09 03:54 PM

God bless Taiwan.
I want to do something for Taiwan, so I decided to edit a clip of this calamity. Could I use your photoes as source of the movie?
Thank you verry much.

Posted by mia August 12, 09 04:00 PM

Please come to Taiwan. Please Help Taiwan. Please remember Taiwan is not a part of China.
We're isolated !
Taiwan's government hide a lot of condition from external world.
We need more people to help us to rescue the child and old person from remote mountains "before" they run out of food supply .
We don't have enough helicopter . Age of our helicopter is over 30 years !
Look the picture ,how many disease will take place?
Pleaes come to Taiwan to see to feel what Hell is. You'll more treasure what you have.

Thanks ! Merci beaucoup ! Gracias !

Posted by Taiwaness Y.S August 12, 09 04:15 PM

Our government states they can rescue the habitants waiting in the villages of Kaohsiung County. In fact, thousands of people spreading at a very wide range of areas and remote mountains. By watching hourly TV news here, all Taiwanese believe the helicopters are surely NOT enough!! FIVE DAYS have passed, our people in remote mountains are running out of water, food, no power, no roads to connect outside world.... Cell phone signal is not stable, even not available. We really need help...need helicopters AS MANY AS POSSIBLE

Posted by Claudia August 12, 09 04:16 PM

Taiwan really needs help!!
Many villages in Southern Taiwan are still
waiting for few helicopters to rescue them while our president Ma is still
hesitating even refuse international rescue teams for unknown reason. Please
let more rescue teams know that they REALLY REALLY need help! We hear many
many SOS information from the mountains but cannot do anything. They have no
food, no water, no electricity, no phone, no road, no bridge for already several
days!!! Please ask more helicopters and rescue teams to save people! Please
save them as quick as possible! Thank you very much!

Posted by taiwanese August 12, 09 04:42 PM

please help Taiwan
God bless Taiwan

Posted by Debbie Yang August 12, 09 05:41 PM

All of you that just want to "pray" need help as well. Taiwan needs real help! Look at what they are dealing with... If god was watching, that makes for one sad individual. How will praying to someone that does nothing make the lives of those suffering better?

Posted by Bob August 12, 09 05:52 PM

Please! Please save Taiwan! Many villages in Southern Taiwan are still waiting for rescue while our president

Ma is still hesitating, even refusing foreign help provided by rescue teams for reasons we don't understand.

Please let more rescue teams know that we REALLY, REALLY need help!

We hear so much SOS from the villages in the mountains but couldn't do anything.

They have no food, no water, no electricity, all transportation shut down,

and phones can't work so there's no communication for already 6 days!!!

The rescue teams in Taiwan are getting tired, and we need more help.

Please ask more helicopters and rescue teams to come and save us!

Those who are trapped might not be able to hold on for any longer! Thank you so much!

Posted by Angel August 12, 09 06:09 PM

God bless Taiwan.

Posted by Taiwaner August 12, 09 06:16 PM

Should have ask P.R.China for help.. How come they can evacuate 1 milion people within a short period and only a few died in this typhon though thousands of houses lost. Their military have a lot of helicopters, boats, personel and equipment to rescue people. Condolence to those who died in the rescue helicopter crash and those in the storm.

Posted by Huang August 12, 09 06:17 PM

Taiwan needs your help!

Posted by TAN August 12, 09 07:16 PM

God bless Taiwan. Please!

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 07:17 PM

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Gromit August 12, 09 07:42 PM

God Bless TAIWAN

Posted by denchen August 12, 09 07:58 PM

I love this place we lived , when I saw those piceures, I haved wept for the victims of a natural disaster.
There are still hunderd of people need to rescue, thousand of people without home and disconnent.
Taiwan needs help, please do you can do.
I blieved we have bounsless courage to rise up again!!
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Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 08:01 PM

God bless Taiwan. Please!

Posted by Chris August 12, 09 08:01 PM

God bless Taiwan.
Taiwan needs your help!

Posted by Angel August 12, 09 08:39 PM


Posted by DWT August 12, 09 08:46 PM

Taiwan needs help...PLEASE
God Bless Taiwan

Posted by yunul August 12, 09 08:53 PM

Taiwan needs help!

Posted by Jenny wang August 12, 09 08:58 PM

Thank you love Taiwan,
But some of the photos are not photographed in Taiwan,
True is very important for the world
(1) Pitcher 10: Many soldiers stand on the sand bag is not in Taiwan, that is in China
(2) Pitcher 13 : One soilder push two childers on the water is in China.

Posted by LOVE Taiwan August 12, 09 08:59 PM

God Bless Taiwan!

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 09:03 PM

How terrible image of Taiwan. We need do something to care of our country people. God bless Taiwan.

Posted by Jessica Chao August 12, 09 09:06 PM

We need help,please help our people!

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by I love Taiwan August 12, 09 09:18 PM

Pray for Taiwan~~~God bless.

Posted by Alex Lin August 12, 09 09:29 PM

A few Taiwanese says that they are not Chinese, but they have Chinese names, eat Chinese-style food, eat rice, eat yam, eat sweet potatoes, talk a Southern Chinese dialect and behave as selfish as most Chinese. How could they say that Taiwan is not part of China.? Taiwan is NOT A PART OF THE PEOPLE REPUBLIC OF CHINA, that's the true. Taiwanese are also Chinese, that's the other only true, except perhaps the Aborigines (depending on what tribe they belong). Besides, China extended first hand relief to Taiwan. A-bian should donate at least half of the ill-gotted money he and his family robbed from all of us, Taiwanese. Let's wake up and don't be fooled.

Posted by Lucho de Taiwan August 12, 09 09:37 PM

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Amelia August 12, 09 09:44 PM

After seeing these picutres, cry out loud.
God bless my country.

Posted by Phoebe August 12, 09 09:49 PM

Please help my country!!
Our government doesn't have any ability to save our people!!
It's almost one week passed, there are still thousands of people waiting for being rescued, the government even doesn't know where need to be rescued, they totally can't handle the situation!!
Please help Taiwan!! We really really need other country's help!

Posted by Please help Taiwan! August 12, 09 09:49 PM

I cannot explain why God allows suffering to occur. Certainly there are those people who choose to inflict suffering on others. But I can tell you that there is intricate beauty and order all around you. A sunset, a mountain, the human body, etc. Are we all accidents? Or the result of a Creator who promises to end suffering in the next life for those who believe in the gift He gave for His Son to die for our desire to live life our way?

Posted by A Taiwanese Christian August 12, 09 09:49 PM

We all hopeless with the government and the president
They do not care about the people live or dead
They just show

Posted by zoey August 12, 09 09:50 PM

God Bless Taiwan!

Posted by I LOVE TAIWAN August 12, 09 10:07 PM

I live in Taipei, Taiwan,
I have no idea what can I do for our people is so sad for me ..especially reviewed those pics. I just can do my best to contribute money..
is there anyone can help them ?? god bless Taiwan.....we will be strong!!!

Posted by irene August 12, 09 10:08 PM

Please help Taiwan!!!!!help help help~~
please don't care about what's taiwan government's reject, they don't under the situation. They just care about the election of local govenment's chief. They don't care the lives of south taiwan's people.

please help us

Posted by chiang August 12, 09 10:14 PM

I'm Taiwaness
Taiwan needs help
please help us

Posted by peggy kao August 12, 09 10:17 PM

god bless taiwan

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 10:20 PM

you can win this threater!God bless you!

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 10:24 PM

Taiwan president "Ma" is always haughty to face everything. Now Taiwan do really need HELP, but "Ma" still be haughty and say no to foreign rescue. AGAIN this is "Ma" and all Taiwanese are very very angry about this. If there's no people is still waiting help, Ma can say no. Moreover too many people need "help" "help" "help" and "help". Ma's ability and EQ is not not enough obviously. We don't need so haughty and not smart enough president and don't think he can be our president in the future.

Angry Taiwanese

Posted by Angry Taiwanese August 12, 09 10:27 PM

Hope Taiwan peacefully.
Everything is OK,too.

Posted by markool August 12, 09 10:30 PM

God bless Taiwan.
Wish the world can help the people still waiting for rescue, please !

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 10:30 PM

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by nichy August 12, 09 10:33 PM

Taiwan need more help.
Please everyone can help to rescue.

Posted by Doris August 12, 09 10:35 PM

Oh, my God!
God bless Taiwan!!!
People should help each other!!!

Posted by Mightymax August 12, 09 10:43 PM

It is heart-breaking to see those pictures! The rest of the world should come to the rescue of people in Taiwan and China.

Posted by Naidu August 12, 09 10:44 PM

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Ivesmama August 12, 09 10:46 PM

Pray for the people who suffered and stay in this beautiful place, Taiwan.
Hope everything can be recovered soon.

Posted by ping from taiwan kh city August 12, 09 10:47 PM

It's so sad to see so many of my folks loose lives, houses, hopes. I've been teary these days each time hearing / watching news or thinking about it.
An epidemic could break out seeing piles of dead pigs, chickens start to decompse in open air. Hope government is ready for that.
Hope governement will come out with feasible land peservation plan and jump start it in near future. While thousands awaiting to be evacuated, our chopers lifted only some 300 yesterday to safe haven in one whole day's mission. We do need more chopers. May God Bless Taiwan by giving us a government efficient and loving enough to meet people's needs. God Bless Taiwan.

Posted by James Chou August 12, 09 10:49 PM

God Blass Taiwan !!
TAIWAN Need Your help !
HELP Taiwan !!!

Posted by KEN August 12, 09 10:49 PM

we do need international support , our government does not have enough ability to rescue our people ...... just wait and let them die .... please please help Taiwan !

Posted by Shiaoling August 12, 09 10:52 PM

There's a lot of flooding in the world now. I live in Brazil and we had 2 big floods this year.

Posted by Joaquim Aratamo August 12, 09 10:53 PM

The people who live in TWN need your help whatever goods or money..


Posted by Lai Chien Chin August 12, 09 11:02 PM

I'm Taiwanese Kaohsiung,I'm not good in English.
We are not along , because of your bless...
Thank you my friends... !
If you would,please show your hands for Taiwan ,
we don't want to see our family and friends leave we along...
one by one.....
Pleasse help Taiwan ! Please !!

Posted by Boris Yang August 12, 09 11:04 PM

God Bless Taiwan,
Taiwan needs help!

Posted by raulfu August 12, 09 11:06 PM

I live in Taipei, Taiwan's north, but the south Taiwan's people , My country need help ,I cry out every time when I saw the news and people die.....,pls help us.and I can't do everything just send food......for them,with God bless our people~

Posted by Sharon Lan August 12, 09 11:10 PM

Please Help Taiwan!!

Posted by Aarhus August 12, 09 11:10 PM

I'm Taiwaness
Taiwan needs help
please help us

Posted by Physics August 12, 09 11:11 PM

God bless Taiwan!
Please help us...
We need help!!

Posted by Taiwanese August 12, 09 11:12 PM

Does anyone actually think the government cares? Does anyone actually imagine people in other countries care? Do you even care if your neighbours fared worse than you? I lost my house and someone two time zones away actually asked me why I didn't save my computer. Nobody other than ourselves cares about if we survive or not. So stop whining and start picking ourselves up.

Posted by theydontevenknowwhereweare August 12, 09 11:16 PM

God has already left this island long time ago....

Posted by flood August 12, 09 11:18 PM

please HELP us....

Posted by taiwanese August 12, 09 11:20 PM

Now is the 6th day, not knowing how many people are still missing or waiting for rescue? 1000? 2000? or even more? I belive even the Govenment has no idea. I don't want to say "they don't care", but their actions made me feel helpless as well as hopeless.
Taiwan needs help, please...

Posted by LoveFormosa August 12, 09 11:23 PM

I live in Taipei, Taiwan's north, I just can do my best to contribute money..
is there anyone can help them ? I cry ourt every time I seeing the news and people die,south taiwan's people,wish you be strong ,Never give up.

Posted by Sharon Lan August 12, 09 11:24 PM

The Formosa island is now suffering~
May God give mercy to those who still in pain.
And I truly believe that we will hang on and never give up~
All Taiwanese,Be tough to win cuz God help those who help themselves~

Posted by DC August 12, 09 11:35 PM

Please pray for Taiwan. Pray that God's mercy will heal the pain and healing rain will come down. Everything is possible to God and through prayers that the dead will be raise. Praise Lord, AMEN!!

Posted by Lauren August 12, 09 11:35 PM

Where is the rest of the world when this happen? Where is China when Taiwan donated a large sum of Money during the 921 earthquake? Taiwan is a beautiful island and with this disaster, many of its natural scenery are gone forever! And there are still people missing or villages not even sure how to contact with the outside world! PLEASE HELP TAIWAN!

Posted by Peter in Taiwan August 12, 09 11:36 PM

The Formosa island is now suffering~
May God give mercy to those who still in pain.
And I truly believe that we will hang on and never give up~
All Taiwanese,Be tough to win cuz God help those who help themselves~

Posted by DC August 12, 09 11:37 PM

God bless TW

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 11:38 PM

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Stockton_Lin August 12, 09 11:43 PM

God bless Taiwan!!

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 11:47 PM

S.O.S !!!
Please help us !
Taiwan needs help !
It is very urgent !
Please send this message out.

Posted by S.O.S. August 12, 09 11:54 PM

I am Taiwanese student living in Taiwan. Again, please don't bring political issue in this forum. THe government of Taiwan, and President Ma. try sooooo hard to care and help people in need in Taiwan. It's just the natural disater is too unexpectable and we need more help. My friends and I will go help to the south after summer courses. You guys can do so, too. By the way, the pictures were all shooted in Taiwan. Please stop telling lies in English to attack Taiwan at this urgent moment. Taiwanses students can read English. It's really not a smart move but a joke.

Posted by student August 12, 09 11:55 PM

The hotel of Picture 9 is not originally built by riverside.
In fact,there are a road,a row of stores,
and an embankment between the hotel and the river.
So most people should and could image how much rain and how rapid river flow is.

Posted by Ray August 12, 09 11:56 PM

God bless taiwan
cheer up taiwan

Posted by Anonymous August 12, 09 11:59 PM

God bless Taiwan
Many people like to bring political issue into this disaster, poor guy.

Posted by Dennis August 12, 09 11:59 PM

I can not able to hold my tears back, when I saw this happend, specially to Taiwan.
I wish if I can reach you people by person and can do something practical.
Buddha, Dharma, Sangha and all mighty Gods and God bless you.
With love and regards

Posted by Tibet August 13, 09 12:10 AM


Posted by christinachen August 13, 09 12:11 AM

I live in Taiwan Kaohsiung
Taiwan needs help...

Posted by Jason Lin August 13, 09 12:20 AM

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After sporty back home. I can¡¦t believed to watched TV news .
It was such a terrible typhoon accident heavy hurt south Taiwan. 
People lost their house, family¡Kall everything 
House building was broken by mount stone and pour water.
They just looking at their house was FALLING IN FLOOD !!!
So does Bridge was cut off¡Kno road, no farm, nohome¡K all village become water city,
people can not connect with their family ,How is lost or die? 
It¡¦s hard to watch anymore, As looking as misty eyes sad j_j 
Im lucky have home can back, 
Im lucky my family are save as well 
Let¡¦s all of us gave a big pray to South Taiwan.Blessing please!!! 
Nan u gun ci yin pu sa!! A men!!
11.Aug.2009 Jessie in Taipei Taiwan

Posted by Jessie August 13, 09 12:20 AM

God Bless Taiwan!!

Posted by no name August 13, 09 12:26 AM

It's pretty sad that we've heard from Executive Yuan Chief says "The rescue is really fast enough now"!! How could he say that? Hundreds of people are still trapped somewhere and waiting for food and water. Where are those god damn assistance?

Posted by Southern Taiwanese August 13, 09 12:28 AM

Pary that Taiwan will be okay, and soon be like the past!!!!

Posted by Cathy August 13, 09 12:32 AM

After few days rescue, I believe my garvoment is not doing well in this flooding disaster. we do need help from other country. Please help us. Please help people who still stuck in the mountain. Many families are broken.

Posted by candy chang August 13, 09 12:38 AM

God Bless these people who were suffering on this tyhoon.
Please donate some money for these people who need help.
Save Taiwan and Save people.
We need Help!!

Posted by Anonymous August 13, 09 12:38 AM

I am Taiwanese .too.
Please helps Taiwan,the goverment is useless.

Posted by sherman August 13, 09 12:46 AM

God bless Taiwan!!
Please pray for those hundreds of people who lost their home,family,and their dearest friends!! Taiwan is in need of funds to help those people to rebuild their homes and lifes of their family.

Posted by Ange Lin August 13, 09 12:49 AM

Taiwan needs your help.....
Please save Taiwan!!!!

Posted by May August 13, 09 12:54 AM

During the Sichuan Earth Quake, Taiwanese sent lots of money and help to the people of China, Why don't I see any one from China helping Taiwan????!!!!!!!

Posted by Clalia August 13, 09 12:56 AM

please save Taiwan.
God Bless Taiwan!!!

Posted by Anonymous August 13, 09 12:57 AM


Posted by Anonymous August 13, 09 01:03 AM

God bless Taiwan! i am Chinese, Taiwan is a part of China, i do believe our goverment will give a hand on this, we won't give up our brothers and sisters forever! Believe us, Believe our Goverment!

Posted by Julie.xu August 13, 09 01:05 AM

Too much development caused the fllod.
Nature allows only a limited amount of developmet.
Going over that limit would be cursed.
Help ourselves before God help us.

Posted by Victor Wu August 13, 09 01:09 AM

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Anonymous August 13, 09 01:17 AM

Taiwan needs help !
Our government said we don't need help,
But we do need help!!
Please help us !

Posted by Taiwanese August 13, 09 01:19 AM

Disaster now the fifth day, but also has the people not to be able to wait for the commodity and the rescue. Least also has 6000 people, also has the pregnant woman to be fresh, cannot wait to rescue!! Last news is the pregnant woman difficult labor!! Rescues Taiwan!

Posted by naud August 13, 09 01:19 AM

I'm in Taiwan also. The more time we can use, the more people can be saved. I don't understand why our goverment rejects any help also. Could anyone provide any help, it will be appreciate very much. Blessing and cheering up for my loved Taiwan country.

Posted by Little J August 13, 09 01:25 AM

I'm Taiwaness
Taiwan needs your hang!
Please help us!
Thank you very much!
God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Lee-chin-chun August 13, 09 01:27 AM

everythinhg will be ok!!!
God bless Taiwan!

Posted by mo August 13, 09 01:36 AM

I am situated very near the disaster area, good news is that hundreds of people that are trapped have been found and air lifted out. The bad news is that there are still hundreds of people that are either buried alive/trapped/unfound.

I understand people have their own political views, but this time is really gone too far. We do need help, more help the better, I truly believe if help came 1 or 2 days earlier, more people will be saved. Its the slow reactions by the government that causes anger.

Its very angry and sad to see friends, and family gather together trying to go into the disaster area to save people rather then sit there waiting for the help to come.

God bless Taiwan

Posted by Kaoshiung, Taiwan August 13, 09 01:38 AM

Help Taiwan.
We do need international support for flood....

God bless people...

Posted by Frow Taiwan citizen August 13, 09 01:41 AM


Posted by ALONG August 13, 09 01:42 AM

What we need is saving lives, not only money......

Posted by C.C. August 13, 09 01:44 AM

I understand everyone in Taiwan must be very sad and heartbreaking right now. But before you flood this forum with tons of "God Bless Taiwan" messages, please READ THE WORDS CAREFULLY. There are 36 photos, but ONLY HALF OF THE PHOTOS were shot in Taiwan. All rest are in mainland China and 2 shots are from Philippines. Please let God blesses EVERYONE. And please don't do any political arguments here.

Posted by Emily August 13, 09 01:48 AM

I am Taiwanese Taiwan need help!!!!!

Posted by Liou August 13, 09 01:48 AM

help taiwan help taiwan help taiwan !!!!!
Please help us

thanks! 08.08.2009

Posted by ken August 13, 09 01:50 AM

 #481 what you said is not truth. I don't understand that all the glory should be DPP and all the blame is for KMT. It seems your people not respect nature enough and don't respect anyone except DPP members at all.

Posted by who care August 13, 09 01:53 AM

We need your help! This land needs your help....

Posted by I.C August 13, 09 01:56 AM

I love you, Taiwan.

Posted by Vivian Lee August 13, 09 01:58 AM

I am Taiwanese!!Taiwan needs help right now!!! Hundreds of people are still buried under landslide. Many people died....

Posted by Omygod August 13, 09 02:01 AM


Posted by Alex Chern August 13, 09 02:01 AM

I do believe our government had and will continue to try their best to rescue and retrieve all survials at remote area, but I do also believe if we obtained foreign powerful assistances will make it more efficient.
Taiwan Jia-Yo

Posted by CHARO August 13, 09 02:09 AM

We do need help from every country. The goverment of Taiwan has no ability to rescue the people in danger. It has been eight days since the typhoon hit Taiwan. The president Ma, Yin-Jo hasn't claimed an emergancy situation. He under-estimated the disaster. Please come to help us. Be quick!!!

Posted by Taiwanese August 13, 09 02:10 AM

God Bless Taiwan!
I'm Taiwaness
Taiwan needs help

Posted by liukevin August 13, 09 02:18 AM


People of Taiwan need to help each other and stop complaining. Why not start work on the problems if we have time to criticize our own people.

Posted by Charlie August 13, 09 02:19 AM

Any international help is highly highly appreciated.
Please help Taiwan, please!!!
Taiwan Jia-Yo!!!

Posted by john August 13, 09 02:22 AM

It is no longer a fight about Taiwan being part of China or China ownsTaiwan. It is a fight of survival for the living. We have to help the living. Their lives will no longer be the same. We have to help, providing water, food and shelter. The 3 basic needs. They need assurance from the rest of the world. Regardless of nationality, all humans beings are one. We have to extend our warmth to them

This is worst than war because we cannot stop it. If you want to talk about political issues, find yourself a war topic to comment about. Maybe you ain't sensible enough to realise that this is a natural diseaster.


Posted by Ling-SIN August 13, 09 02:25 AM

Taiwan government should use the left donation from 921 earthquake to help these refugees and has the ability to resolve the problem. It is very strange that there are lots problems and disasters about communications happened recently, for example, Nei Hu MRT, the Taiwan Railway, Taiwan High-Speed Railway, the Typhoon destroied roads, the famous amusement park's leisure equipment full of players stop in the sky for 25 mins at least. Is it the effect from the solar eclipse in July? God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Sharon August 13, 09 02:34 AM

God Bless Taiwan,
Taiwan needs help!

Posted by Benny Huang August 13, 09 02:43 AM

I'm Taiwaness...

Only our government said we dont need help,

But.....We do need help!!!!!!!

Please help us!!!!!!


Posted by Anonymous August 13, 09 02:44 AM


We Do Need Help!!!


We Do Need Help !!!!

Posted by Derek in Taiwan August 13, 09 02:51 AM

I live in Taiwan. Many people are stranded and isolated in mountains. Some are sick and hungry. Hundreds are still waiting for urgent rescue. But, damaged area is too wide. We need foreign assistance right now! Really top urgent!

Help us ! Please! With your mercy!

Posted by crying taiwanese - Erinn August 13, 09 02:51 AM

I live in Taiwan. Many people are stranded and isolated in mountains. Some are sick and hungry. Hundreds are still waiting for urgent rescue. But, damaged area is too wide. We need foreign assistance right now! Really top urgent!

Help us ! Please!
Please help Taiwan! With your mercy!

Posted by Crying Erinn August 13, 09 02:58 AM

I live in Taiwan and I am a Taiwanese. I heard many sad stories from TV every day. Whatever, our governement said they could rescue these people who live in South and Eastern Taiwan by themselves. But the truth is they can't have efficient to save the people and take them away from this dangerous place ASAP. They need helps, as the timing is very important for these people.

Pls help them to decrease the damage as low as possible.

Posted by Michelle August 13, 09 02:59 AM

God, please light the road up to those missing people.

Posted by Louise August 13, 09 03:01 AM


Posted by San Cheang August 13, 09 03:08 AM

Please help Taiwan~

Posted by Lily August 13, 09 03:09 AM

Please read the title of every pics, not all of them r from TW, Mr Student,
and its good that u mention not to bring political into this forum, so stop talking how hard Mr Ma are trying, i dont care if he does care or not.
I m just going to use my own hands to help my people.

Posted by a taiwanese August 13, 09 03:11 AM

We really need help.....please....send this message out!We need food,water,medication ,clothes and a lots copters to save ppl from the disaster area !Please do not send money,because our government will graft.......

Posted by ±Ï¤H³á August 13, 09 03:12 AM

Please! Please save Taiwan ! Many villages in Southern Taiwan are still waiting for rescue Please let more rescue teams know that we REALLY, REALLY need help!
Thank you so much!

Posted by kusasennri August 13, 09 03:20 AM

i m not taiwanese,but i love the ppl around the world.
so pls...don't simply just shouting out love taiwan ..blessing taiwan..
pls give a hand to them as me do.

*I feel so terrible about i just get actually i m blessing...

Posted by Anonymous August 13, 09 03:21 AM

Today, CNN sent reporter to south of Taiwan,
and sent the reality complete destruction picture to the world.
Please sent more international mass media reporter to Taiwan,
let everyone of the world knows our situation,
At the same time,
make more pressure to Taiwan government that push government's PEOPLE CAN do more.
¥xÆW¥[ªo ¥[ªo¥xÆW

Posted by Anonymous August 13, 09 03:22 AM

God bless TW

Posted by HINA August 13, 09 03:25 AM

Don't give up on hopes! Remember God help those who help themselves.We have to help ourselves first and don't blaim for anyone. We can do it!!! Then others will join us and help us.¥[¥Ñ!

Posted by chuanlein August 13, 09 03:27 AM

Now everyone in Taiwan is suffering....We do need help.....

Posted by Sherry August 13, 09 03:29 AM

Taiwan need your help, please. God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Tsung Hsien Yang August 13, 09 03:36 AM


Posted by TERESA August 13, 09 03:39 AM

I am Taiwanese.Unfortunately,our government still "DO NOT" care about we are dead or live.They still say "People who need help should apply it by a official producere" till now!!People of a small village made a big brand and shown "32 dead.SOS".God bless us. We really need God bless us and all your help.

Posted by Taiwanese August 13, 09 03:42 AM

The horrible typhoon hit my lovely country.
There are still thousands of people waiting for your help.
No matter who you are , we do need your help.
Please save us, please save Taiwan .
Please! Piease!! Thank you !
God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Amy August 13, 09 03:43 AM

I am Taiwanese living in south Taiwan. The disater is very serious. A lot of people are missing who live in the moutain. It is really. I am serious. Please save Taiwan.

Posted by Nancy Chen August 13, 09 03:46 AM

President Ma is a true piece of crap. He's most likely the worst president alive in Taiwan. I dont know why so many blind people elected him to be the president when he did not achieve anything spectacular even as a taipei mayor. Nothing good has happened ever since he became the president; economy got worse, MRT is f-ing screwed up every single day, and now after the attack of typhoon Morakot, he rejected foreign help. Sure we do have a lot of troops and rescue teams in Taiwan, but it's because of his horrible leadership and incapability altogether with his cold heart for the southern Taiwanese that's why the rescue is delayed. If in any way he's compassionate with how helpless and desperate those people feel, the situation would be much better by now and foreign countries would not have tried to jump in to help. I hope typhoon Morakot serves as a wake-up call for those who still believe in him. Please ask yourself a simple question: isnt it more important in getting immediate help and save more lifes than rejecting it and having more of Taiwanese people die?

Posted by Mish August 13, 09 03:52 AM

oh my god~! hope people in disaster area can be strong and brave.

Posted by kh Cheng August 13, 09 03:52 AM

Thanks all friends who care and bless Taiwan

Posted by Asan in Taiwan August 13, 09 03:56 AM

quote "I am Taiwanese student living in Taiwan. Again, please don't bring political issue in this forum. " unquote

com'on who brought the political issue, we need help and our government shameless turned down the proposal, now, he said he didn't reject the foreign rescue whatsoever, how can we believe?

Posted by Burt Ni August 13, 09 04:05 AM

plz help taiwanese ! Taiwanese who live in south part of taiwan suffer a lot of pain and sadness coz of the typhoon ! now taiwanese get into big trouble !plz help us!

Posted by hsin August 13, 09 04:06 AM

Good Photos

Posted by hdlin August 13, 09 04:11 AM

May this time let the people know the love from God.
May God bless all people in danger.
I believe God will save Taiwan.

Posted by Esther August 13, 09 04:12 AM

I'm a Taiwanese and live in Taiwan for over 25 years.
We need help!!! any asistance is appreciated!!

Posted by Mary Huang August 13, 09 04:15 AM

Taiwan is my country. I wonder why the government move so slow. There is a BIG problem with the government.

Posted by Taiwanese August 13, 09 04:15 AM

I'm a Taiwanese and live in Taiwan for over 25 years.
We need help!!! any asistance is appreciated!!

Posted by Mary Huang August 13, 09 04:15 AM

Thank you for your reporter!

Posted by Brian Kwok August 13, 09 04:24 AM

what a shocking!

Posted by nono August 13, 09 04:32 AM

Hi News reporter.
Very good photos and Best composition.

Posted by Brian Kwok August 13, 09 04:35 AM

save Taiwan!!!!please!!!

Posted by kid August 13, 09 04:37 AM

Taiwan really need help.
Please rescue us!!!!
No matter what, Thanks your bless!!

Posted by JEFF Taiwanese August 13, 09 04:38 AM

Reply to 553:
People always have rights to judge their goverment, OK? And, several pictures were shooted in China and Philippines, not all in Taiwan, you should read the notes below each picture.

Posted by RIP August 13, 09 04:39 AM

I am the president of Otago University Taiwanese Student's Association in New Zealand, We will be trying our best to fund raise and raise awareness for this catastrophic disaster.
as people of Taiwan we need to band together, rich, poor, green, blue, black and white. show the world that we can do it :)

Posted by Bert Yu-Po Lin August 13, 09 04:44 AM

Dear all,
Please help Taiwan!!
We need help from all of you.
People are suffering from panic and death.
Please send this message to you know who can help.

Best regards,

Posted by Taiwanese August 13, 09 04:46 AM

oh, my god. I am so sad for this picture. I am Chinese, we are do our best to help our brothers and sisters. come on China, come on World!

Posted by Wong C August 13, 09 04:46 AM

PLS SOS Taiwan!
Out government do nothing..

According to CNN news "Typhoon Morakot dumped three meters of rain on southern and central parts of the island. By Wednesday night, Taiwan's National Disaster Prevention and Protection Commission confirmed 103 dead and 61 missing."
Actually, till now, already 108 dead and probably hundred missing instead of 61. And still thousands losing connection.

Morakot brought death and huge disaster to Taiwan people, but KMT government give us another hopelessness.

There're still many unknow villages probably buried but till now, KMT government has not mobilized enough army or manpower to help to relieve the victims of a disaster.
The cold-blooded rain keeps coming every evening, and our hope is dieing out. The mudflows and landslides may happen again any time, but thousands of people still stuck in disaster area.

In city area, Kaohsiung area already bear 4-days water supply suspending. And so does Tainan area. The temperature is getting higher and higher, disease may explode anytime.

We hope the internation mass media can force KMT government to speed up the relieve and the rebuilding.

And we thank for all the blessing from other countries and all the mass media.

Posted by Steven Huang August 13, 09 04:51 AM

Pls help Taiwan, no matter who you are, where you are from!
Taiwan is a beautiful island, and people are so friendly and nice here...
It will take long time to walk thr. this big disaster.
No matter what, we gonna help each other to re-build our home...

Posted by Mei August 13, 09 04:51 AM

God bless Taiwan!!

Posted by Jerry Juan August 13, 09 04:53 AM

Those broken-hearted pictures indicate how Taiwan need international rescue.
I know it's not the time to censure our government, but I still want to say that President Ma need to improve their rescue speed!
Please! There is only 72 hours for Gold Save Time!!
Save them and save Taiwan, Please!

Posted by Louise from Kaohsiung, Taiwan August 13, 09 04:54 AM

Please help Taiwan !!
We still have many people stay in mountain without food,water,electric.
Even than roads has been broken.
Please help us!!
Give us a chance to living

Posted by south taiwan August 13, 09 04:57 AM

So many people in South TAIWAN have no place/house to live, they can not buy food/water even, because of typhoon MORAKOT.
Any help (Food,Clothes,blanket,Money) is necessary, indeed !
Your efforts will not in vain, Please donate as you can !
let's pray earnestly to the gods for mercy !

Posted by Jeromy Chou August 13, 09 04:58 AM

So many people in South TAIWAN have no place/house to live, they can not buy food/water even, because of typhoon MORAKOT.
Any help (Food,Clothes,blanket,Money) is necessary, indeed !
Your efforts will not in vain, Please donate as you can !
let's pray earnestly to the gods for mercy !

Posted by Jeromy Chou August 13, 09 04:59 AM

keep our fingers crossed.
Hope things will get back to normal soon.

Love Taiwan

Posted by peace August 13, 09 05:05 AM

We need help!!
Taiwan's children need a Clean & comfortable environment after summer vocation !!

Posted by A Fa August 13, 09 05:07 AM

Taiwan appreciates but does NOT yet need international help. The Taiwanese people are donating money and human labor in helping themselves. The Taiwanese are good and smart and they can do a great job standing up and learning lessons from the catastrophe. The urgency and intensity of the catastrophe has not reached the level of needing international help, as put by the government. The Taiwanese people need to learn how to trust and follow their leadership, stop being so political and dramatic!

Posted by a resident in Taiwan August 13, 09 05:09 AM

Please! Please save Taiwan! Many villages in Southern Taiwan are still waiting for rescue while our president Ma is still hesitating, even refusing foreign help provided by rescue teams for reasons we don't understand. Please let more rescue teams know that we REALLY, REALLY need help! We hear so much SOS from the villages in the mountains but couldn't do anything. They have no food, no water, no electricity, all transportation shut down, and phones can't work so there's no communication for already 6 days!!! The rescue teams in Taiwan are getting tired, and we need more help.

Please ask more helicopters and rescue teams to come and save us! Those who are trapped might not be able to hold on for any longer! Thank you so much!

Posted by luo August 13, 09 05:11 AM

Taiwan need help.Don"t care the goverment .
The goverment is nothing never care the people.
I love taiwan nation.

Posted by Andersen Shih August 13, 09 05:21 AM

Now TAIWAN is eager for international rescue!
Its Government neglects the yells of suffering people!

Posted by Nora August 13, 09 05:24 AM

Guys, if you read the description under each photo carefully you will know that the photos are shooted from many places, not just Taiwan. The author of the photos have descriptions on the time and places for each one taken. The point is, Taiwan is a place we all love, and we really should do somehting to help whether you are in the disaster or not. The author of the photos is trying to remind us wherever the photos are taken the disaster happend to those is under unbearable pain. Irregardless of the government's ability, it's time that we contribute our share and help each other out!! Whether it be money, in person, or sympathy! Just don't be ashamed of anything that you can put in to help!!

Posted by Anonymous August 13, 09 05:33 AM

My heart goes out to all the families affected.
We are all with you in mind and spirit.
I sorely hope this thought will give you strength.

Posted by Anonymous August 13, 09 05:36 AM

god bless all of lovely taiwanese.....

Posted by Kaplan August 13, 09 05:36 AM

I think someone is multi-posting here big time. China is helping Taiwan, and the people of Taiwan needs all the help it can get. Last years' terrible earth quake in Sichuan province was even more horrible than this, and the people of Taiwan gave generously to help their ethnic brothers and sisters on the mainland. Now is the time to return the helping hand. So lets keep stupid politics out of it...we are not just Chinese, we are all human beings.

Posted by mike August 13, 09 05:38 AM

All that I know about Taiwan I learned from my associate there, who is a very intelligent, honorable and creative developer of software named Willis. He forwarded me these photos and link.
I am a small American businessman working with a small company in Taiwan managed by Willis and his wife.

My heart breaks for the Taiwanese people in this time of natural disaster.
I see the pain, the suffering, the loss on the faces of those affected by the typhoon.
I also see the courage, the compassion and the love on the faces of those helping their unfortunate countrymen.

We are separated by 12 time zones, many thousands of miles, social, political and cultural differences, but still in some ways we are all the same; we want to provide a good home for our children, we want to spend time with those we love and we want our children to grow up in a better world than that which we grew up in.

I have passed on these photos and links to many other business we work with in the hopes many more in the business world will offer as much business opportunity as we can from here in the form of new business, new orders, new opportunities to work with Taiwan businesses and business owners.
Once the water recedes and the cleanup work is over the next job will be to rebuild the economy and employ as many as possible so they can earn money to rebuild their homes and lives for heir families and their futures for their children.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery for the good people of Taiwan.

Posted by Neil Coppola August 13, 09 05:39 AM

Please help my country_Taiwan. Our hearts are broken in pieces. Thousands of our brothers and sisters are still trapped into somewhere in the mountain. Please come to my country to rescue our family as soon as possible.

Posted by rml August 13, 09 05:42 AM

I am also Taiwanese but I can't not take the situations that friends and families of victims cry out for rescue of their families for 5, 6 days. What is president Ma doing?
If as what Mr. Ma administration said we are able to cope this disaster ourself, how come I hear the voice for rescue everyday?
We need you help desperately!

Posted by Johntw August 13, 09 05:55 AM

This flood can happen anywhere in the world, if we do not take actions on global warming issue.
By the way, Taiwan's DPP supporters shoud stop attacking central governemnt now, your money grabbing ex-president Chen and southern county local governemnt should be responsible for the disaster.

Posted by justice August 13, 09 05:57 AM
---Int'l donations welcome
how come everybody is posting TWISTED(or maybe BIASED, to be more precise) information here?
We are not short of DPP volunteers;We ARE short of sincere help.

Posted by curtis.K August 13, 09 05:57 AM

Foreign rescue teams and agencies please insist on entering the country and joining in the search and rescue efforts that have been ongoing since 8/8. Our already meagre resources have not been well utilized and the operations are badly orchestrated. Regardless of what the Executive Yuan and our President says, we need your immediate and kindly assistance in recovering many lost in the flood and those that might have survived but have no communication with the outside world.

Posted by Ching-Fan Lin August 13, 09 05:59 AM

The 4th pic is taken in my hometown....where the goverment don't give a damn ~~

Posted by left_alone August 13, 09 06:01 AM

Taiwan DOES need international help,
and please pray for us.

Posted by taiwanese August 13, 09 06:03 AM

Please send more rescuers to Taiwan!! Taiwan needs your help!!
Our president Ma Ying-Jou said to CNN that those residents failed to heed
government's warning about typhoon. But I think these words are just his
excuses to be irreponsible! 7 days had passed since those tradies happened,
but the Ma administration failed to act quickly enough to save those who could have been rescued! Many video clips have shown that some people standing on
the roof after being hit by the typhoon are gone now!! It's a consequence of our
government's poor reacting system to disaster! Moreover, our president even refuse foreign aids to come in to save more people. So many days had passed, as we've seen on TV news, there are still lots of people either missing or waiting for food and water!!! We are feared that more people will die!!!
If you've seen this, please tell your government that Taiwan needs your help!!
We are not that "OK" as our president said to foreign media!!

Posted by Allen August 13, 09 06:03 AM

You could blame anyone or anything but don't keep it too long in your mind! Let's do something as much as we can or say something to encourage people who is desperated! I do hope this will be the time for all of us to stay stronge! God bless all of us HEART!

Posted by jenny August 13, 09 06:06 AM

Heal the world, just make it a better place.
Please give Taiwan people a hand, bod bless Taiwan.

Posted by GodBlessTaiwan August 13, 09 06:11 AM

Please help to re-build our home and save the people what they need.

Posted by david August 13, 09 06:19 AM

today MSN new in Traditional Chinese version, encouraged all of MSN user to have (#) as a little sun on your user name. Some thing about funds and sending goods to disaster area, but only link of information on the bottom of the news page.
It is not clear article for what MSN really want to only encourage us or they will raise funds to help for the disaster. especially in this very moment. I still not figure out what the hell they was trying to tell us!! so rumors came up that "everyone put (#) on MSN then they will raise fund", so most of people of course did. But now they declare that they only encourage people, and that's it.
So MSN you use our benevolence to promote your self? Is that a Joke to you(MSN)?
ok so I put (S) instead, so the moon god will punish you (MSN)!!!

Posted by Supermann....... August 13, 09 06:19 AM

So photos are from china not Taiwan!!

Posted by Mochi August 13, 09 06:23 AM

God bless Taiwaness and Taiwan.
We need more help, our government is not competent enough in this disaster.
Taiwan, go go go.

Posted by Summer August 13, 09 06:28 AM

Please save Taiwan!
This is not what we expected the typhoon brough us, it' s like the hell in sourther Taiwan!!
Nothing can make up those who loss their family.
We DO NEED foreign help~~~
Bless is still a bless, we need real help, pls!

Posted by happyny August 13, 09 06:29 AM

i'm Taiwanese , too!
but i live in north of Taiwan , when i saw these pictures,i really feel depressed .
I hope international friends could give us a hand to help my country reestablish all circumstances.
hopr god bless our world , not just ony Taiwan ,which suffer from horror typhoon.

Posted by Ruby Hsu August 13, 09 06:31 AM

please help taiwan!
u can't image the view so sad....
u can hearing everyone need help and yelloew why not nobody listening~
please help......

Posted by ALITA August 13, 09 06:45 AM

This is my country..........I so sad.

Posted by ku3water August 13, 09 06:46 AM

God bless Taiwan
I'm Taiwaness
Many people need help!!!!!

Posted by simon August 13, 09 06:47 AM

We need help please ...
President Ma giving no care to people ...
He rejected rescue from other countries ...
He didn't even stay in disaster area for one night ...
All Taiwanese think to help each other ...
BUT the most difficulty is no sufficient equippment available ...
Our people starving and dying ...

Posted by Marmot August 13, 09 06:51 AM

S.O.S !!!
Please help us !
Taiwan needs help !
It is very urgent !
Please send this message out.

Posted by TAIWAN PEOPLE IN VIETNAM August 13, 09 06:55 AM

I love Taiwan~~~
Taiwan go go go~~~

Posted by Shane August 13, 09 06:56 AM


Posted by ANAND August 13, 09 06:57 AM

I am a Taiwanese in Taipei, I could tell the reason why KMT's government in Taiwan refused international help offers especially from US martial forces. Because President Ma is afraid of China, Chinese always see Taiwan as part of their land,they just wouldn't tolerate any US Amy landed in Taiwan, Ma knows that, he treat himself as a local governor of China, He doesn't dare to have any movement to provoke Chinese nerve.

Posted by Damn Ma August 13, 09 07:01 AM

Buddaha & GOD...bless Taiwan...please

Posted by Red August 13, 09 07:04 AM

Help Tauwan!!
Everyone have a good day forever!!

Posted by Titan August 13, 09 07:07 AM

God bless Taiwan and other countries that have been suffering from this disaster.

Cannot help them much but only pray for them

Posted by Anonymous August 13, 09 07:10 AM


Ladies and Gentlemen,


WE NEED YOUR KIND HELP TO RESCUE OUR PEOPLE AND HOMELAND that has been suffering a disaster of flood caused by the Typhoon Morakot attacked Taiwan 8/7-8/10 last weekend.

We, Taiwanese have been suffering STATELESS for past 64 years but now we are suffering HOMELESS!

The rescue movements carried out by the authority of ROC government are extremely retarded and disorganized, there are still hundreds casualty and survivors remain unattendant in hills and high mountains, furthermore, the authority even REFUSES international rescues help from Japan and USA due to FACE-LOSSING problems!

We sincerely request you to call for international attention by every hours head-line as this is a matter of TOP URGNET!!!

We thank you for your prompt action-taking, we remain,

Very truly,

Richard Kuo
Citizen of Taiwan Republic

ps: for more details of the disaster, pls go to:

Posted by Richard Kuo August 13, 09 07:12 AM

All my dearest!
If God bless you, she wouldn't sent you such a horror typhoon! You should acting as a team by yourself, not to blame any of the others!

Posted by Stanley Shu August 13, 09 07:13 AM

Taiwan gave his hand to the world many times and need the world's hand this time.

Posted by wistron August 13, 09 07:16 AM

please help taiwan!
please help taiwan!
please help taiwan!
please help taiwan!
please help taiwan!

Posted by dish1119 August 13, 09 07:21 AM

I am Taiwaness,I think in this moment ,the most important thing is to help those people in need. Never talking about who is wrong or who said TAIWAN no needs any help..If we hope another one could help us,we have to help ourselves first.
Stop auguing.. and think how to help more people and do that you could do as possible.
GOD bless TAIWAN...I always trust!!

Posted by Marga August 13, 09 07:23 AM

Please rescue Taiwan, asks US's helicopter to go to Taiwan to assist, but also has tens of thousands people to be stranded in the mountainous area, already six days.

Posted by sonia August 13, 09 07:26 AM

Help! Somebody help! Help this helpless land and those innocent people!!

Thousands of people become victims of the typhoon and hundreds of people died and were buried in landslide mud.
Millions of people are going to be innocent victims due to the central government's slow action. Six days passed already. The central government and the one on post cares their own reputation and public image more than lifes of its people.

Poor Taiwanese in poor southern Taiwan. God bless us all.

Posted by Odie August 13, 09 07:27 AM

Please help Taiwan !
There're still have thousand people need help!
They don't have enough food water ......
DO NOT listen our president , HE IS STUDIP FOOLISH
I'm Taiwaness! I lOVE Taiwan!

Posted by Melanie Yang August 13, 09 07:38 AM

How come?
Think about the Nature
Think about the Environment

Posted by Billy Chou August 13, 09 07:40 AM

please help TAIWAN

we need help immediately please
our government didn't do their best ,it really made us angry.
many people in south of Taiwan was trapped .please help them.

Posted by Kelly August 13, 09 07:43 AM

Taiwan government has already mobilized, the causes that many people says they need help is most people's motion! However, if foreign goverments' help flood into Taiwan but without coordination, sometime it 'll worsen the situation. Are people forget the lesson of China's earhquake?

Posted by Anonymous August 13, 09 07:48 AM

Good pictures but tragety caused more seriously
by this disable central government !!
Not doing anything until request?
President Ma is not reliable one!

Posted by Sean Lii August 13, 09 07:52 AM

Go Taiwan~~
Taiwanness will be back!!

Posted by Titan Li August 13, 09 07:52 AM

Today Ma accepted the help of other countries FINALLY. Those poor people have been waiting for 6 days and they must be very hungry and hopeless. I cannot figure out why he refused the help of other countries at first time, and he even didn't announce the order of emergency to let soldiers help at first time. I believe there must be many people with doubts like what I said. Everyone should know that saving the lives of people in a disaster has a limited time; timing is extremely important for those people. God bless Taiwan! A student in Taiwan

Posted by Chieh August 13, 09 07:59 AM

As a foreigner married into a Taiwanese family and resident on the island 8 years now, I think I can say that to any western eyes the actions of the Ma government seem pointedly inadequate. He reminds me of Bush after Katrina in New Orleans. It's amazing to think that any KMT voters (including my in-laws) will vote him in again in 3 years time. Japan, USA and EU readers, please send all the help you can via the Red Cross. This tradegy is bigger than Ma's sense of national pride.

Posted by XinTaiwanren August 13, 09 08:00 AM

God bless Taiwan
Taiwan's president he said taiwan don't need help ,he is lie.
We need more help.

Posted by Shirley August 13, 09 08:05 AM

Taiwan need HELP!
Many people have danger NOW.
Please save us.
Especially people of mountain.
Our rescue too slow,
The avalanche lake will collapse with many people.
So it's very danger! We need rescue them. God bless Taiwan.

We need rescue them

Posted by Sidney August 13, 09 08:07 AM

Please! Please save Taiwan! Many villages in Southern Taiwan are still waiting for rescue while our president Ma is still hesitating, even refusing foreign help provided by rescue teams for reasons we don't understand. Please let more rescue teams know that we REALLY, REALLY need help! We hear so much SOS from the villages in the mountains but couldn't do anything. They have no food, no water, no electricity, all transportation shut down, and phones can't work so there's no communication for already 6 days!!! The rescue teams in Taiwan are getting tired, and we need more help.Please ask more helicopters and rescue teams to come and save us! Those who are trapped might not be able to hold on for any longer! Thank you so much!

Posted by tunsnow August 13, 09 08:08 AM

Taiwan need HELP!
Many people have danger NOW.
Please save us.
Especially people of mountain.
Our rescue too slow,
The avalanche lake will collapse with many people.
So it's very danger! We need rescue them. God bless Taiwan.
We need rescue them

Posted by Sidney August 13, 09 08:11 AM

We do need your help !
I had been surviving from 921 earthquake and I had known how strong of the nature power/disaster!
No matter where you are,no matter what you do , you could help us by support whether in financail or ....or you could make a wish ,you could just pray ,for us ,for all human beings.

Posted by Taiwanese August 13, 09 08:13 AM

PLZ HELP US! There are still many people waiting you to save them.My government does nothing. People have no food.Each villages in the south are isolated by the landslide. The airplanes are not enough. Typhoon broke the roads. The rescuers cant go inside and help the refugees. Ma is cold and cruel.SO SAVE TAIWAN,SAVE TAIWANESE, PLZ.

Posted by Sophia from TW August 13, 09 08:15 AM

When one reporter of CNN asked him a question about the typhoon, Ma answered that those people caused the severe death because they didn't evecuate from their houses. This is the president of Taiwan. Poor Taiwanese.

Posted by Chieh August 13, 09 08:19 AM

i am from south korea, i am so sad.. i love taiwan .
please, don't be too sad. i wanna help them as i can

Posted by korean girl August 13, 09 08:22 AM

Please! Please save Taiwan! Many villages in Southern Taiwan are still waiting for rescue while our president Ma is still hesitating, even refusing foreign help provided by rescue teams for reasons we don't understand. Please let more rescue teams know that we REALLY, REALLY need help! We hear so much SOS from the villages in the mountains but couldn't do anything. They have no food, no water, no electricity, all transportation shut down, and phones can't work so there's no communication for already 6 days!!! The rescue teams in Taiwan are getting tired, and we need more help.Please ask more helicopters and rescue teams to come and save us! Those who are trapped might not be able to hold on for any longer! Thank you so much!

Posted by Ann August 13, 09 08:31 AM

We DO need your assistance. Please SAVE us.

Posted by Poor Taiwan People August 13, 09 08:32 AM

Actually, TWN people need help and not like TWN official said that we goverment can handle the situation.... as you all can see on TV, TWN official didn't ready for the rescue, they all liar!!!

Posted by vicky from Taiwan August 13, 09 08:33 AM

We need your help ~
Help my country , please !!!!!

Posted by Yabi August 13, 09 08:35 AM

Hundreds of thousands of villagers are still buried under mudflows and landslides, countless victims are hunger for food and flesh water...
Southern Taiwan has become hell !!
Pls Pls help Taiwan... Wu do need help...
Our crippled and numb government makes a series of mistakes... showing their incompetence ... I can't believe President Ma refuse the assistance from United States and Japan.
We do need foreign professional rescue team as well as equipments to help us ...

Posted by Chao-Jung Lai August 13, 09 08:45 AM

Taiwan really needs u guys help, so if u cannot do anything to help. at least u can get this letter to more people to look at. it will increase chances to save Taiwan. so please. please help Taiwan.

Posted by Benson August 13, 09 08:47 AM

All the Taiwanese shall stick together to help each others with or without Government's help.
It is a shame that people's strength is much more practical than the big Boss' at this moment.
God Bless Taiwan.

Posted by Cobra August 13, 09 08:56 AM

Slow move! Spineless leadership! Shameless politicians!

That is the goverment Taiwanese have now!!

Posted by RR W August 13, 09 09:15 AM

Please Taiwan needs help

Posted by pp August 13, 09 09:16 AM

I think many people were so brokenhearted when these screens appeared......I hope our goverment and compatriots to do the best for them....

Posted by Amazing993 August 13, 09 09:18 AM

Thanks for reporting this to the world....
We need help,....
Not only Taiwan needs help...
Please raise public awareness on the extreme tropical storms.
We need not just current intention... We are people alike in New Orleans...

God bless Taiwan, China, Philippines, and Japan......

Posted by Yuhsin August 13, 09 09:20 AM


Posted by JEFF August 13, 09 09:24 AM

Here's an idea. When the forecast says there's a typhoon on the way, prepare for it. When the government tells you to evacuate, get the f out of there. One simple rule which many in Taiwan failed to follow and the government is blamed for it? People are selfish and all they want is their own family and themselves saved, they don't care about the others. They wanted the government to send helicopters when the weather is obviously too crappy to fly, they didn't care about the rescue team. What happened later on is one of the helicopters crashed and killed three.

Posted by Jason H August 13, 09 09:31 AM

God bless taiwan

we do need more helicopters to carry people out of mountain ASAP!!

pls help us !!!

Posted by Benson August 13, 09 09:32 AM

we do need helps from all over the world not like Ma goverment said it was under control, think about those people who had lost their homes , families and beloves, they are still suffering .Taiwan needs help, needs attention!

Posted by Kitty Lin August 13, 09 09:36 AM

More than 300 still buried¡ITen times missing ¡I Medias cover the truth¡I
Taiwan president still refuse to release enough resources to rescue !
People is dying...
Please help us ! We need any kind of help !

Posted by Eric August 13, 09 09:39 AM

Taiwan needs help,We need your help . Posted by siokoho August13/09/09pm09

Posted by siokoho August 13, 09 09:41 AM

We need help. But I think we need confidence in ourselves too. I love this country and I am proud to live here in Taiwan.

Posted by lin August 13, 09 09:43 AM

Global warming & warning, God bless our Earth !!

Posted by Jack Chang August 13, 09 09:58 AM

We need your help :'(
We need your help :'(
We need your help :'(
We need your help :'(
We need your help :'(
We need your help :'(

Posted by Bonnie August 13, 09 10:00 AM

Those who tried to blame the government for slow reaction NEEDS to take your anger elsewhere! Stop playing the political games.. at this times!!! If you are truely Taiwanese, and love Taiwan like you said - Spend your engergy in a positive ligh. You think people are foolish enough to take you seriously? Get your self out there to help the young and the old and the disabled NOW!

Posted by TLChicago August 13, 09 10:02 AM

Many people died in the calamity.Let me pray for them. God bless Taiwan.

Posted by FF August 13, 09 10:12 AM

Slow move! Spineless leadership! Shameless politicians!

That is the goverment Taiwanese have now.

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by RR We August 13, 09 10:16 AM

Taiwan need HELP!
Many people have danger NOW.
Please save us.
Especially people of mountain.
Our rescue too slow,
The avalanche lake will collapse with many people.
So it's very danger! We need rescue them. God bless Taiwan.
We need rescue them

Posted by willy August 13, 09 10:19 AM

To all those who are suffering from loss of family or finance, you are brave and strong...I pray that God helps us all get through this disaster. No matter Chinese, Taiwanese, Phillipines, we are all the same.

To all the Taiwanese who are sitting and judging our government: Judge no more! Get to our feet and do something! How about going into the damaged areas to help deliver foods and daily necessity rather than criticising!? We keep asking for foreign aid, yet what are we ourselves doing now?

Posted by Eugene Huang August 13, 09 10:20 AM

Taiwan needs your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE SAVE TAIWAN!
We can only rely on our own bare hands to dig out our friends and families' bodies out of 3~4 inchs thick of mud! Taiwan Government which leads by Ma is most stupidest garbage I've ever seen.

So many people are still being buried undernearth the ground! We don't have enough rescues teams and equipments to help them. Please we need your help! We don't have much times here!!!!

Posted by Taiwanese August 13, 09 10:23 AM

Taiwan's rescue was too slow! South on Taiwan Tachia earth flow smuggles begins with the foot, nobody must help! Looked helplessly it escapes

Posted by k August 13, 09 10:33 AM

Taiwan now is really lacking of enough rescue force.
Please Please help us by sending professional rescue force to save those who are still waiting to be found!!!!

Pray for those who are in need!!!

Posted by Taiwanees August 13, 09 10:33 AM

The touching pictures punched my heart stongly.
We can see the dsaster in pictures, but also the most beautiful human nature, "love, passion, care, and true feelings" in pictures.
May all the people be safe and peace.

Posted by leiawang August 13, 09 10:34 AM
is accepting donation for all Taiwan victims, please donate and help Taiwan!

Posted by Michael Kiang August 13, 09 10:35 AM

I live in middle Taiwan,although my countryside is save,but others are not,please give Taiwan your hands,we need your help.Thanks.

Posted by David August 13, 09 10:42 AM

I'm Taiwanese
It's the most serious disaster for over 50 years
We need help!!!!!

Posted by tkst633 August 13, 09 10:42 AM

My eyes are full of tear, and my heart was broked. Please do something for TAIWAN, we need your help as soon as possible. and please send this message to your friend.

Posted by Mandy August 13, 09 10:47 AM

My heart and prayers goes out to those who have suffered losses. Many have posted for help to save the disaster area in Taiwan. I just wonder, what have you done to help the people in need? This is a great opportunity that we, Taiwanese, can show our true compassion to help one another, and show the world that we are strong people and country. So, just do something about it!

Posted by Ben August 13, 09 10:51 AM

God love is over limit,we're the world ,we're the children,we're the family,don't forget everybody,we're prayer the Taiwan,formosa,It's a beautiful island,goverment leader must be open heart to people ,love people and be led forth in peace.

Posted by Alois Huang August 13, 09 10:52 AM


China is part of TAIWAN. To show our generosity and kindness to our people in China, we would like to present our Natioanl Treasure animal " Horse Eagle Dog" to China. Please accept our gift and you can put it in any zoo as you wish.

Posted by Taiwan August 13, 09 10:52 AM

I am Taiwanese who work in London now.It's really desperate to see my hometown suffering from this vest disaster.I believe we Taiwanese will re-stand by any kind of challenge!

Go! Go! Taiwan!

Posted by Joseph Chan August 13, 09 10:52 AM

I cried when I see the picture in which a fireman holds a baby boy. I sent care packages via free speedpost at a local post office swarmed with packages to southern Taiwan. God bless Taiwan!

Posted by shin August 13, 09 10:53 AM

Thanks for your wishes.
It will transfer to love to help us reborn.....

Posted by Ray in Taiwan August 13, 09 10:54 AM

I'm a Taiwanese and live in Taiwan for over 25 years.
The attack was really serious.
We need help!!! Any asistance is appreciated!!
Move on! Taiwan!

Posted by Janet August 13, 09 10:54 AM

We in identical world whole family......
We need help.....SOS....
Please help beautiful island in Taiwan.
God bless all of you!

Posted by Rose Cheng August 13, 09 11:04 AM


Posted by LI LIN, LIN August 13, 09 11:13 AM

The residents out there need rapid assistance and daily supply, like clean water, milk, and medicine. Now, the Government requests more giant industrial vehicles and helicopters into the area. Sincerely expect oversea help. It is over 5 days gone, and the number of victim is to raise everyday with no doubt. As one of the residents here, I can see we're still under the condition of un-sufficient tools and rescue source. We welcome hands of each one of yours in the world, and believe the nightmare will be gone soon...

Posted by Ivan Liu August 13, 09 11:24 AM

Thanks for putting up these moving won't understand how terrified the mudflood until you actually see the whole villiage wipped out by it in just less than half hour.....please pray for the people in Taiwan who are still waiting for the rescue team to take them out the dangerous and wrecked homeland...

Posted by Sam August 13, 09 11:43 AM

President Ma is a lier, a total hypocrite.

Posted by Kitayama Wu August 13, 09 11:43 AM

I am a Taiwanese.
Taiwan sufferings need YOUR & OUR help.
Please save us.
Do the right thing at the right time, you are the right one.

Posted by Leo August 13, 09 11:46 AM

Today we have environmental disasters in Taiwan. Please do not spread rumor. There is no Taiwaness or Chinese here. Only "People" who have lived in Taiwan for many many years..or generations.... have been considered as Taiwan People.
As I know if these two parties won't get along well and support each other and improve themself in a right way, they will casue more damage in Tawian. We have president. we are the nation. We need to be rational and well educated in how to be a right human. We need to live wisely. God Bless Taiwan!

Posted by Anonymous August 13, 09 11:59 AM

I am from Taiwan.. I just hope everyone can put ego and politics aside and think the victims. There are people waiting to be evacuated in at remote sites of mountains. There are people buried in the mud. So many victims lost family members and homes. These sad pictures are really hurt. Please share these people's feeling and help them immediately (weather or not from domestic or international). Love and help have no color and preconditions. God bless the victims! God bless Taiwan!...

Posted by pacsil August 13, 09 12:00 PM

plz bless south taiwan! save those people who still trapped in some dangerous mountain areas! hundreds of people died already, people who still alive want no food or water, they want the rescue teams throw bags first for them to deal with dead bodies around them. plz bless them, bless tw!

Posted by alocin August 13, 09 12:01 PM

Really thanks for your prayers to Taiwan.
Now any assistance to disaster area-Taiwan is most important.
And let God belsses my homeland Taiwan.

Posted by yating August 13, 09 12:05 PM

It's unexpected and we really can't stop and can't do anything to the said typhoon.
Everybody in the world, just lay a helping hand to help Taiwan.......
God bless them and hope that this will over soon. Pls pray for them....!

Posted by Jeffrey Ng TP August 13, 09 12:05 PM

Taiwan need HELP!
Many people have danger NOW.
Please save us.
Especially people of mountain.
Our rescue too slow,
The avalanche lake will collapse with many people.
So it's very danger! We need rescue them. God bless Taiwan.
We need rescue them

Posted by suerong August 13, 09 12:07 PM

Please save Taiwan!
It had over 100 people dead!!!
And 24 people are missing~
We need HELP!
We`ll remenber your GIVINGS!

Posted by Shinn Horng Lio From TAIWAN August 13, 09 12:09 PM

Ma Ying-jiou tried to blame the duty for diasterer on local governments, so he stayed indiffernet to the locals' apeal for Administrative Yuan's aids ,saying that the Central Government is not in the position to assume the salvage endeavors directly, but is sure to see to the demands for help. He also refuses foreign countries' offer to help, afraid that which might mean the responsibility becomes that of the state instead of being the local's. All in all, Ma just wishes to stand clear of the whole business. He is never a MAN to take up responsibility, but wishes only to enjoy the power, privilgege, and joy of being a president.

Posted by keith August 13, 09 12:09 PM

please help Taiwanese as soon as possible!

Posted by twn August 13, 09 12:21 PM

Please help me.
I'm from in taiwan.
It is really bad.

Posted by zi min August 13, 09 12:23 PM

Ma may still be re-elected in 3 years because voters have short memories, and frankly, the affected areas are situated in southern Taiwan, which is outside of KMT/Ma's typical support regions. Ma is just a pretty face with no common sense and no management or administration skills. He lacks basic compassion for his own people and come across as cold and unfeeling. After writing venting my frustration at Ma, then I thought about the opposition party ...... ={

I praise the efforts of rescue workers, volunteers and the Taiwanese people to help our own, and I will leave Ma's legacy to be judged by history

Posted by SY August 13, 09 12:26 PM

Shame on those people to use this disaster to be a politicle issue.

Posted by DbhF August 13, 09 12:27 PM

As a southern Taiwanese; I am the one lucky enough to type here and share with you; This flood has a great thing to do with KMT's (when as opposition party during 2000~2008 ) longterm objection to water resource management proposal; and thus jumped out as a lesson learn for us, and also for those governments who disregard the nature...Which is the GOD of the world for us to respect!!!

By the way, appreciate to those who can jump in and help us.....
and besides TAIWAN, please also assist our neighbor countries , like CHINA and PHILIPPINE...; who also suffered a lot in this disaster....

Bless the world a better tommorrow .... a more sustainable one with everyone's effort to respect the "NATURE"!!!

Posted by KAI August 13, 09 12:29 PM

i cant imagine how horrible in TAIWAN now.
please help them
taiwanese needs your attention with their sorrow now.
you can save them eventhough you are not at the island~
please, strongly, we NEED U SAVE US!

Posted by kuowei lee August 13, 09 12:38 PM

I feel so bad about my home ... I feel so helpless as I can only stare at the screen (from Dubai) and feel the deep pain in my chest. I wish I had more strength to see the pictures through, but I simply can not. I am so sorry ... I am crying.

Posted by Architect August 13, 09 12:39 PM

Help Taiwan and Taiwanese as soon as possibe
we do need help from other countries!!!!!!
i don't wanna lose any of my homeland people anymore
please rescue them!!!!!!!!

Posted by Go Taiwan! August 13, 09 12:39 PM

Please help us!!!
Taiwan needs you!!!

Posted by Bebe August 13, 09 12:42 PM

please save and help taiwan !
our govement is no any abiliity plan how to save people !
govement very good skill off duty when people claim govement !
all the tawian people need more together !

Posted by taiwan people August 13, 09 12:43 PM

The president MA in Taiwan seems like to imitate the China's way of covering the truth. Refusing the assistance is just in order to please China. Lots of people are depressed for government's slow and inactive action. We hope you can give us a hand.

Posted by Taiwan People August 13, 09 12:45 PM

Please help us!!
God Bless Taiwan!

Posted by taiwanese August 13, 09 12:45 PM

I from Taiwan.
Please rescue Taiwan !!
We need the international help very much.
Also has many people in the waiting rescue.
No matter you from world that corner.
Taiwan really needs you help.

Posted by Rube August 13, 09 12:46 PM

Please save Taiwan!
It had over 116 people dead!!!
And 59 people are missing~
We need HELP!
We`ll remenber your GIVINGS!

Posted by Sunny August 13, 09 12:46 PM

Today, Taiwan MSN news encourage everyone to put (#) which will showed as a little sun on your MSN messenger.
They have it on the news page with a un-clear article but link of funds or sending goods to disaster area at the page bottom.
This ambiguous news will confused people easily think MSN is going to raise funds to help the disaster.

Then rumors came up said "MSN will having funds to help the disaster area if you put only a sun (#) on your MSN"
At this very moment, of course every body follows and talking about this in whole day.

Then some said they phoned Microsoft Taiwan, they declared "they only to encourage people".
Encourage but what? It is not clear on the title, just like Picasso's abstract painting.
So all my friends feels the same way that Microsoft using our benevolence and the timing when all of us in care about the disaster.
Using the "great chance" to promote them selves for free and fool us like a joke!!

It is smart but too samrt isn't it?

Posted by Taiwan Monkey August 13, 09 12:48 PM

Ma is a self-proclaimed "Governor of the Taiwan District" who doesn't even have the balls to call himself the "President of Taiwan." So it's not solely that he thinks Taiwan is okay (unless he's completely blind and ignorant). It's also not solely that he has zero compassion for the southern Taiwanese (although it sure looks and sounds like it). I think his lack of action is because he himself has laid down his own presidential powers to declare a state of emergency, accept foreign aid, mobilize the military, etc. He's laid them down because he is a coward who will cower in fear at a mid-ranking official from China so much that Taiwanese people can't even wave its own flag in its own country. What a joke. Useless.

r ya'll like it or not, Taiwan's fate is in the hands of its PEOPLE. Now is the time to stand up and help Taiwan. Cries to Ma to do anything will fall on deaf ears. We have no president.

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Posted by Irene chim August 13, 09 12:54 PM

I was sailing very east of Pacific when i encountered exteremely heavy weather. Bulletins told me a developing low 300 km away max winds 35 knots a developing low. What i saw where i was at sea, 8 meter waves and sustained 60 knot windspeed. Morakot developed right where i was at sea in the pacific.

I never knew it would cause that much heartfelt sympathies to all those who have suffered from it.

Posted by John S August 13, 09 01:04 PM

Please stop argueing about politics!
It's people's life that counts now!!
Taiwan does need international help.
Even just morale support would mean alot to us.

Posted by Annie August 13, 09 01:11 PM

Please stop assigning blame to others and let's concentrate the relief effort to those who truly need it. Please also stop spreading misinformation or politicizing the relief effort. Understand the situation first before making comments.

Posted by HCC August 13, 09 01:11 PM

I am a Taiwanese moved to US since 1977, please don't blame to each other including Ma's Government, this is something that nobody wish to happen, so just move forward and re build the country and our home land, I have been watching TV news since it happened, President Ma is trying his best already, it is very difficult to handle all these, stop the blaming and concentrating in the rebuidling, Please !!

Posted by WYL August 13, 09 01:15 PM

Rescued Taiwan ~ please to help us Taiwan ~ we already not to trust Taiwan government!! Asking

Posted by Taiwan 88 August 13, 09 01:36 PM

God bless Taiwan.

Posted by Pablo August 13, 09 01:40 PM

I think god will help Taiwan .

Posted by SZ boy August 13, 09 01:48 PM

God bless taiwan

Please help us!!!
Our goverment also out control!

Posted by Anan August 13, 09 01:52 PM

I am Taiwanese, not Chinese, I love Taiwan, God Save the Taiwan ~
To the relief of the first line of friends to pay tribute to silent prayer for the victims.

Posted by williamhorsom August 13, 09 01:54 PM

Please HELP taiwan!!!

Posted by SY August 13, 09 01:56 PM

I served in Taiwan with the U.S. Navy for two years and grew to love the Taiwanese people; so much so that I married a Taiwanese girl 49 years ago. She still has family there who are just as dear to me -- a "foreigner" -- as they are to her. If material assistance to these tragedy-stricken people is not within one's means, please pray for them; really pray for them!

Posted by Ron Crowley August 13, 09 02:01 PM

Taiwan need your help.
The southern Taiwan sanks in the water.
Please save Taiwan.
Please tell more people Taiwan need your help

Posted by ªL¨ÎªY August 13, 09 02:07 PM

We need HELP~!

God bless Taiwan.
No more rain..........
No more pain............

and think you~
let everybody kown Taiwan really need help!

Posted by valyuki August 13, 09 02:07 PM

Dear all,
This connection bellow is a MV from Taiwan to show how serious and difficult we are now. Uncountable people keep dying or waiting for rescuing. Please save us!
Please help us!

Posted by Sasha August 13, 09 02:13 PM

Please contact international rescue agencies such as Red Cross to offer your help to Taiwan. Such agencies have branches in Taiwan and they know what kind of help we desperately need. As minutes go by, the hope of victims and those trapped in their villages to survive is dimming. Please help us, and please help us fast.

Posted by Richard Wang, Taipei, Taiwan (in Boston 1992-2000) August 13, 09 02:19 PM

I am a Taiwanese too. I feel so bad after this big disaster. But don't forget all of us have to be under the same responsiblity to support this lovely island, our homeland. Don't be a sucker blaming other people all day long. If you guys are supporters of Corrupted Chan, I can fully understand. Donate either your money or energy to this place if you really love your home country. It wil be highly appreciate if you can get rid of those plitical topics which only present you guys such ignorant, rude and hypocritic .....

Posted by Cat August 13, 09 02:19 PM

South Taiwan has had the huge flood!
We need more manpower to rescue the human life.

Please save Taiwan.

Posted by Anonymous August 13, 09 02:20 PM

My 8 months pregnant wife, her nearly 9 month pregnant girlfriend and her husband and I along with 4 other friends rode out Taiphoon Gloria when she hit Taipei in September 1968. Gloria was the fiercest storm to his Taiwan during the last century and it looks as if Morakot (the Emerald in Thai) may break some of her records.

Posted by Luther Deese August 13, 09 02:22 PM

It doesn't matter you are a Taiwanese or not ; God helps those who help themselves.
Thank you for your encourage to those who rescue at the scene.
Don't get political disputatious by this disaster.

Posted by lina August 13, 09 02:26 PM

I come from TAIWAN
thanks everybody to care
everything need to help
please help TAIWAN

Posted by YU CHENG August 13, 09 02:34 PM

We need to start taking action !!! No need for more words.

Posted by Ignatiuus August 13, 09 02:39 PM

Taiwan is Resolute!!
Taiwanese is hardy!!
I firmly believe we can rebuild together very soon!!
I am very proud to be a Taiwanese.
Brace up~ Taiwan~ My country!

Posted by Acton.Chiu @ SkyOne August 13, 09 02:45 PM

Please HELP taiwan!!!
Taiwan need your help.

Please help us!!
God Bless Taiwan!

Posted by kelly August 13, 09 02:59 PM

Taiwan need HELP!
Many people have danger NOW.
Please save us.
Especially people of mountain.
Our rescue too slow,
The avalanche lake will collapse with many people.
So it's very danger! We need rescue them. God bless Taiwan.
We need rescue them.

God bless Taiwan.

Posted by sadspat August 13, 09 03:04 PM

we really need everyone's help, please help us!!!!

Posted by Lisa August 13, 09 03:05 PM

As an American ( and my wife is from Taiwan ), I'm gravely disapponted to see that
President Ma hasn't acted as expediently in helping those afflicted by this typhoon.
Moreover, it seems so unwise not to welcome US aid. The US has such excellent
emergency staff ready to do their deal. Mr. Ma, why don't you get your ac together,
before someone else gets hurt. Put your pride aside and help the people you are
responsible for. Don't play Mr. Nice Guy if you can't be nice to those who do care.
Don't wake up and smell the roses. The typhoon has already blown them away.
It blows me away why you don't get up and be a man.

Posted by Anonymous August 13, 09 03:08 PM

Taiwan has a blunt president and goverment which can't hear people's sound.
Please help the beautiful FORMOSA.

Posted by Kevin August 13, 09 03:17 PM

I believe everything gonna be fine.
Just like sun will be rise tomorrow.
Taiwanese please think about what can we do for all now.

Posted by Kama from Taiwan August 13, 09 03:28 PM

We need more advanced instrument to save trapped people.
Also we need someone who are great at rescue.
The time is value.
Please help ue, help our government to handle this situation.
Taiwan thanks you!!

Posted by Anny from Taiwan August 13, 09 03:29 PM

I believe everything gonne be fine.
Just like sun always be rise tomorrow.
Taiwanese please think about what can we do for ourself now.

Posted by Kama from Taiwan August 13, 09 03:41 PM

Why Taiwaneses young adults look so immature?
Even Taiwanese government is so incompetent, there is still more than sufficient resource to help the unfortunate fellows. All what you need to do is to organize the resource and execute the rescue/recover plan firmly.
To those outcrying Taiwanese young adults -- please grow up and help yourself first.
God bless Taiwan.

Posted by Anonymous August 13, 09 04:45 PM

I had been living in Kaohsiung Taiwan for 37 years. I've never seen such a disaster. Those who live in the disaster areas mostly are the low income people. They have been long forgtten by Taiwanese Government.

Posted by Phil August 13, 09 04:54 PM

Taiwan's rescue was too slow! South on Taiwan Tachia earth flow smuggles begins with the foot, nobody must help! Looked helplessly it escapes

I believe everything gonne be fine.
Just like sun always be rise tomorrow.
Taiwanese please think about what can we do for ourself now.


Posted by JHTD August 13, 09 05:51 PM


Taiwan need help

Please help us


Posted by YA PIN,CHANG August 13, 09 06:11 PM

I help from my heart and I pray , thats all I can do as I live in Switzerland.
Taiwan is my second home, I have many dear friends there. I am in resonance with the spirit and the material world in Taiwan. I love you all. with love and light. Free hugs!!!

Posted by Wolfgang Weber August 13, 09 06:48 PM

Ma is the one who is responsible for all the deaths by Morake. You are a butcher!

Posted by ¥xÆW¤H August 13, 09 07:12 PM

I am here with you #777!! Whatever you commented is so damn right!
"Taiwan's fate is in the hands of its PEOPLE. Now is the time to stand up and help Taiwan. Cries to Ma to do anything will fall on deaf ears. We have no president."
God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Eve August 13, 09 07:57 PM

Ask to help Taiwan and cross the difficulty.
Thank you for tour

Posted by Sona Hua August 13, 09 08:15 PM

Morakot has proved the Ma administration is callous when it comes to people's suffering. Their appalling inaction in contrast to what is in their power to do are what really angers people. The fact is: they still have no clue about how many people are still waiting to be rescued. These people are desperately in need of help after losing all ground transportation options to the floods. Don't let them die of hunger after surviving the floods!

Posted by Pine August 13, 09 08:33 PM

Ying Jeou Ma is this kind of a man-----
CAN'T HEAR PEOPLE'S VOICE crying for help !
CAN'T FEEL PEOPLE'S PAIN there being no end!

The only thing he has been doing is LOVING HIMSELF!


Posted by Helpless & raged in TAIWAN August 13, 09 08:43 PM

I am a Taiwanese moved to US since 1976. This is a natural disaster and no one wish this happen. Please stop argueing and stop blame to each other including Ma's Government. Don't get political involved in this disaster. Please concentrating in the rebuilding.

Posted by Yu August 13, 09 08:55 PM

We need your help~ please

Posted by tommy August 13, 09 09:21 PM

Please help us!!
Taiwan need your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Zoe August 13, 09 09:22 PM

Our heart is broken when see Photos, TV about the serieous damages by Morakat.

When our president MA tells the CNN that the resident were not well prepared to escape from dangerous Mountain Area .....

If he claim the weather bureau's forecast and reports were not properly done for the government to recognize and to prepare in advance.
HOW the Village people knows, as you know, they are most poor and helpless groups in the society...How they can recognize in advance.


Posted by Stella Liu August 13, 09 09:29 PM

Please help taiwan. If you can provide any kind of support, please contribute it.

Posted by jacky August 13, 09 09:32 PM

To 809
What U mean 'Why Taiwaneses young adults look so immature?'
Could U explain that...

Posted by Emily August 13, 09 09:35 PM

Bless Chineses!

Posted by Anonymous August 13, 09 09:38 PM

I pray from my heart for those people who got hurt from morake have better life soon and pass the difficult time, Taiwan need help from you and me

Posted by ¦¶¥¿¥x August 13, 09 09:39 PM

China needs help, not only Taiwan.
I love Taiwan, and I love China.
God bless us!

Posted by Anonymous August 13, 09 09:40 PM

I feel so bad to see those who claim they as "¥xÆW¤H" but play politics in this crisis. What have you done for Taiwan people in crisis when you call president Ma as butcher? All ¥xÆW¤H should think what can we do to help but not just blame someone. No one can be responsible for all the deaths by Morake. And we ¥xÆW¤H should help ourselves. Politics has been killing Taiwan for too many years. We should learn the lessons and be well prepared for future crisis by the high quality infrastructure investment. Don't let politics dominate you mind and blind you. God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Vincent August 13, 09 09:45 PM

Please, people, stop blaming the government for all that happened during this typhoon. We are all to be blamed, how long has it been that we are warned of global warming and it's effects? We all know that these are just a part of what is happening and we must be ready for what will happen - if we still do not actively partake in helping out to save planet earth.

The government (I don't care whether it's kuo-min tang or min-chin tang) is doing their best and we, as part of this country, must support and be a part of this rescue program and not just sit, watching the tv and commenting negatively while people out there are helping out. STOP CRITICIZING AND DO YOUR PART, start making it a better place to live...............

Posted by Yanni August 13, 09 09:50 PM

I lives in taiwan
i feel very very very sadily
many people dead
and many people brake heart

Posted by Taiwna August 13, 09 09:53 PM

Please don't give us up ..
Please rescue people who still suffering.. as soon as possible
And our government , please don't say how fast you are on rescue progress..
All you need to do is save the people in the shortest time.. please.........

Posted by Taiwanese August 13, 09 09:57 PM

Just pray for them, don't write too much.
God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Kiro August 13, 09 09:59 PM

Pleaes help Taiwan to cross this bad situation.
Not only the government's responsibility but also
all of Taiwanse should do something that we can do!

Posted by Kelly August 13, 09 10:03 PM

Taiwan need HELP!
Many people have danger NOW.
Please save us.

Posted by kuen chen Taiwan August 13, 09 10:06 PM

l life in Taiwan..

In Our country need HELP !! (SOS)

Help Our Earth'S Friends Show your Hand

Jacky-Wu 08/14/2009

Posted by Jacky-Wu August 13, 09 10:08 PM

Taiwan needs your help from all around the world!
Pls do you best to help us, no matter physically or financial rescue!!
While I type post this article and while you read this, countless people still strive for their precious lives! Also many people sacrifice their time to save others.
So please give your hand to us.
God Bless Taiwan!!!!!!

Posted by Stella August 13, 09 10:12 PM

help us .
help Taiwan .
We realy need your's help .
Taiwan's government is decayed .

Posted by ¥xÆW¤H August 13, 09 10:13 PM

could people who are laying blames tone down?
there are still thousands who needs rescuing, the government might not be the most efficient, but everyone is trying to save as many as fast as possible.
stop blaming the military or the officials, there are over 14,000 solider deployed in the south saving people, countless volunteer have joined the effort.
those who are just sitting on their buns, should shout up and stop laying the blame, we'll have plenty time for that later on, now your noise is useless and hurtful to those who are doing their best at the front line.

Posted by ann August 13, 09 10:14 PM

We all indeed to care about the concept of Global Warning.. which lead us to nowhere but death..
But, how about our leader who seems no compassion on this rescue, and try to get away the responsible as soon as he could ..
that's why many people in Taiwan angry with our slow move governments team........

Posted by amber August 13, 09 10:15 PM

Taiwan needs help!......I'm come from Kaohsiung in Taiwan.
Many people in Southern Taiwan are still waiting to be rescued.
We hear so much cries of help from people trapped in destroyed villages;
they have no food, no water or electricity, transportation is cutoff,
and communication is sporadic.
The rescue effort in Taiwan has been extraordinary, but people here can
only do so much. Please hear this and answer our call for help!

Posted by Annie Lee August 13, 09 10:24 PM

Compare the earthquake to China last year ... Taiwan helped them a lot ...
we Taiwanese donated almost zillion ... look at you chinese dogs ... only 2 hundred million ...

Posted by China = dog August 13, 09 10:29 PM

The government still is not able to well control whole terrible situtation happened in that suffering areas. As a Taiwanese, I am so shame to have such government, especial the leader of Country, Baby Ma. No rescued plan for all damage caused by the typhoon, only try to hind all thing to people outside the damaged areas. Fortunatelly, we got the rapidly internet network to share the information to people all the world, and to let all people understood how terrible the government's behavior. We do not want this rulling govrenment without any responsible actions, and only want to let Taiwan involve in the hopeless situatiion.
Please help us and people in these damaged areas. Thanks! Good bless Taiwan!

Posted by Simon Liu August 13, 09 10:36 PM

For those who blame the Taiwanese government for the lack of coordination and prompt judgement on the best way forward, I share your resentment. However, it is far more important and practical to try and come up with ideas that can save some lives than to sit around and criticise! At the very least, pray for those who are already in agony, and deal with the political review afterwards.

Posted by JJ August 13, 09 10:41 PM

Because the government has not done enough, the leader's ability is too poor to handle this situation. Refusing the foreign assistance is so stupid that we can not forgive this incompetence of the government.

Posted by kevin August 13, 09 10:44 PM

Taiwan need help not only now but forver if we still have goverment like this

Posted by spy August 13, 09 10:47 PM

All of those Taiwanese people donating to the typhoon victims, why do they not realize that this is not a price that they are responsible to pay? It's the government's bill, and they should be held responsible for all the infrastructures and all the lives lost. It is ultimatly the job of a government to secure its land and its people away from danger whether foriegn or domestic.

Those people who shout "STOP CRITICIZING AND DO YOUR PART!"

But do they realize that for the past 2 decades the "TAIWANESE PEOPLE HAS DONE THEIR PART" went to work everyday, paid their taxes, hoping their lives and living standards would become just a little bit better so their children and people they love can live healthy and not in fear at this place where they call home.


Posted by Jun August 13, 09 11:02 PM

I lived in Taiwan~We really need your helped our government can't do the best decision.

Posted by Cindy August 13, 09 11:06 PM

I lived in Taiwan~We really need your helped our government can't do the best decision.

Posted by Cindy August 13, 09 11:06 PM

The south region of Taiwan needs a lot of help. Please donate money, food, medicines and clothes for us. Mr. Ma refuses all kind of help, but people here are crying for your kindness. Please show your sympathy. God and citizens here will judge the government. However, we should get together now to put ourself into their shoes. Also, if you live in Taiwan, we are desperatly need a lot of people to donate A and AB blood. If you are healthy and able to donate the blood, please feel free to do so. God bless Taiwan! God bless us!

Posted by Karen August 13, 09 11:10 PM

i feel so sad after seeing all the photos about typhoons, god will bless all of you and there will be always hope and miracles

Posted by akina momoe August 13, 09 11:11 PM


Posted by DOZIELEE August 13, 09 11:19 PM

Help Taiwan!

Posted by Anonymous August 13, 09 11:29 PM

Taiwan need and welcome help from all around the world.
There are still lots of our people waiting for help.
Please don't give up, there's always hope.
God bless Taiwan.

Posted by Nicole Chi from TW August 13, 09 11:31 PM

Shame on those people to use this disaster to be a politicle issue.

Posted by John August 13, 09 11:34 PM

I'm from Taiwan.
Please save Taiwan as you can.
Manay people need your help to save their life.
Please do anything you can do to help us.

Posted by Michelle Chao August 13, 09 11:45 PM

Taiwan needs help!! Please donate money to help us. We are living in same earth.
Taiwan's govement is so slow to help people. Taiwan's govement officers are show them.

Posted by cammy August 13, 09 11:46 PM

Go Taiwan!
You can do it!
Taiwan must overcome this disaster!
god bless Taiwan!

Posted by James August 13, 09 11:51 PM

Taiwan needs help but could also extends its hands to the neighboring regions that suffered from the same typhoon as showed in the photos. The southeast of China and the Philippines suffered as well. Let's Asians work together to rebuild our homelands.

Help Taiwan and its neighboring countries.

Posted by egojulius August 14, 09 12:07 AM

I'm a Taiwanese. Everyday we cry when seeing these news,these people. There are so many Taiwneses volunteer to resecue those people who are still stocked inside , but we do need more professionals to come to Taiwan with us to help them. There're thousands of lifes still waiting a hope, a miracle, they can't wait anymore till our incapable government say yes to the world.
We sincerely and truely hope you can come here. Help Taiwan. Help those innocent and helpless people. Please and Thank all of you . If you can't come,let us pray for them.... Thank you..

Posted by Anonymous August 14, 09 12:17 AM

Please stop all the argument and quarrels or blames on anyone.
Please volunteer your help to the victims. Join in.
Show your compassion in action instead of complaining which helps nothing.
Be peace in mind to help those who are in urgent needs.
Blessing Taiwan as well as Zhejiang, China.

Posted by hoeytheory August 14, 09 12:17 AM

God bless all of your kindness!
Taiwan need your help urgently!

Posted by Itsung Hong August 14, 09 12:27 AM

Get off your ASS, stop blaming government and do something for your fellow man. After all you are not a child.

For me, I will find a way to donate to help the disaster victims. God bless the men and women who put their lives in harms way to help the survivors.

Posted by Al Wingate August 14, 09 12:28 AM

After sporty back home. I can¡¦t believed to watched TV news .
It was such a terrible typhoon accident heavy hurt south Taiwan.
People lost their house, family¡Kall everything
House building was broken by mount stone and pour water.
They just looking at their house was FALLING IN FLOOD !!!
So does Bridge was cut off¡Kno road, no farm, nohome¡K
all village become water city, people can not connect with their family ,
How is lost or die?
It¡¦s hard to watch anymore, As looking as misty eyes sad j_j
Im lucky have home can back,
Im lucky my family are save as well
Let¡¦s all of us gave a big pray to South Taiwan.Blessing please!!!
Nan u gun ci yin pu sa!! A men!!

11.Aug.2009 Jessie in Taipei Taiwan

Posted by Jessie in Taipei Taiwan August 14, 09 12:32 AM

Dear All,
Rightnow, it's very important to rescure the people who in the danger. We really need your support to help Taiwan!! PLease ignore our government and just help us!! Please......................

Posted by Anonymous August 14, 09 12:35 AM

Come on! Taiwan people show some guts! I'm ashamed to be Taiwanese. Why beg god and other people to help and save Taiwan? It's not like the whole island is sinking to bottom of Pacific ocean.

Of course my hearts goes out to the missing people. Why 20+ million Taiwan people can't help 100+ missing Taiwan people? Taiwan is not a poor developing country!

Posted by Joe Y. Ma August 14, 09 12:38 AM

Taiwan is Formsa.........It has so beautiful....
we had kind person but we don't need useless goverment
please use your powerful make sure our goverment save the flood person
as soon as possible we need high technical resure and good experience to save
and help the south taiwan reconstructure and medicial doctor or nurse.....
anywhere thank for your help..... we are very appreicate ..........

Posted by jasper .chang August 14, 09 12:42 AM

I am from taiwan.
Taiwan need international's help immediately.
Please save us.

Posted by peterhsu August 14, 09 12:50 AM

I am from Tainan, Taiwan. 2,800mm of rain within 3 days. Nobody can avoid the disaster. No need to blame anyone. save your time to rebuild our housing. What kind of people have what kind of government. No time for us to argue anyone. Twiwan people must cooperate together to rebuild the beautiful Taiwan. Taiwan people used to be polite, modest, hard working and so on. Hope this disaster could let us recover what we loost.

Posted by DAVID August 14, 09 12:56 AM

thank you for shoting those photos
please sent them to everyone to know the situation of south of Taiwan
We do need HELP immediately!!!

Posted by Anita August 14, 09 01:03 AM

May god bless Taiwan!
Taiwan Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Elaine JJ Chen August 14, 09 01:16 AM

OMG.... I want to help!!! Could anyone please tell me how can I help my homeland??!! I can't even look at those pictures...... Please let me know if there is any way that people like me who doesn't live in Taiwan can help? Is there a website??

Posted by Jenny Chang August 14, 09 01:18 AM

The Typhoon Morakot will become the most unforgetable name for most of the Taiwanese, as it caused a radical and tremendous disaster during the landfall period between Aug. 8, 2009 to Aug. 9, 2009. The rainfall breaks the record in Taiwan, and hurts our beloved place during the most sorrowful Pa-Pa's Day we have ever experenced. God bless Taiwan!

In my memory, my grandparents told me that 50 years ago, there was a similar catastrophe, called 8-7 floods, which attacked the middle Taiwan wildly and violently just like Morakot. My eldest uncle was one of the casualties of the flood. Therefore, we really don't want to see this happens again. However, even though there are so many people still suffering from the inconvenient and dangerous situations in Southern and Eastern Taiwan, our government unilaterally refuse to accept the warm-hearted assistance from friendly countries. We don't know why the president decided to do so, but if you could help us broadcast the diaster information to the world, all the Taiwaness will deeply appreciate your kindness. Thank you so much. God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Frank Tseng August 14, 09 01:23 AM

To our president Ma :
Yesterday, you just said the damage what happen on now is because your people didn't fully prepared to encounter the serious disaster.
I want to ask you back in all seriousness.
If your people could aware and against the disaster even run away by themself.
So..... why we need Central Weather Bureau in Taiwan.
So..... Why we need armed forces in Taiwan.
Even.......Why we need government in Taiwan.
Why Why Why.....we need you!

Posted by Acton.Chiu @ SkyOne August 14, 09 01:23 AM

I am a survivor of Puli, located in the very central area of Taiwan, a place where an earthquake of 7.3 hit and caused thousands of people died and homeless during that earthquake. I am thankful for those who helped us rebuild our hometown 10 years ago, and I am sure you can be kind enough this time to help the victims of the typhoon to stand up again...'cause WE ARE THE WORLD. Blames and complaints about the government for the time being are useless. Never can the celebrity expereience how the victims feel until the disaster find them. What makes it most important is to give them what they really need.

Posted by Angela August 14, 09 01:28 AM

To our president Ma :
Yesterday, you just said the damage what happen on now is because your people didn't fully prepared to encounter the serious disaster.
I want to ask you back in all seriousness.
If your people could aware and against the disaster even run away by themself.
So..... why we need Central Weather Bureau in Taiwan.
So..... Why we need armed forces in Taiwan.
Even.......Why we need government in Taiwan.
Why Why Why.....we need you, maybe we didn't need already!
So.....Taiwan need your help come from International !!
Thanks a lot a lot a lot!!

Posted by Anonymous August 14, 09 01:30 AM

Pray for Taiwan!

Posted by Betty August 14, 09 01:34 AM

What fine people have to suffer from stupidity of the Western world, that changes their climat. Can they forgive it?

Posted by Lorkovic August 14, 09 01:36 AM

we needs your help , please.
Taiwanese needs your help .
please , help Taiwan .
help !! help !! SOS!!
We lost family and home , we don't life in the future.

Posted by ¥xÆW¦P­M August 14, 09 01:40 AM

God bless Taiwan.!
Appreciate those who rescue Taiwanese!

Posted by Jay August 14, 09 01:43 AM

Reminds me of Katrina...

Hang in there citizens of formosa! Like the devestation of 9/21, we will get through this dark time and emerge victorious.

Posted by james L August 14, 09 01:47 AM

please save and help taiwan !

Posted by Gina August 14, 09 01:52 AM

Give a break. It is a disaster we talk about.
Please use your energy and comment sense on those in need.
Don't make it into another political issue. It doesn't help the situation.
This typhoon caused such damages because we Taiwanese never care about enviorment, we never make an effort on enviornmental issue such as Soil water conservation, land use. Mudslide, landslide and flood are the results of our neglience. Instead of donnating money, ask for help and giving severe reprimand, we should take things into our own hands start by caring the enviornment. This disaster is our responsibility, not just one or two politician. We should be blamed for it, each one of us who live on this island that gives cold shoulder to ourcry of earth, I feel bad to see how those in South suffer, but at the same time, i think reponsible, too

Posted by KCY August 14, 09 02:08 AM


Posted by JASPER August 14, 09 02:11 AM

Please help Taiwan ...

a lot of people was die from the accident ....

Posted by TsungYu August 14, 09 02:15 AM

Please help taiwan!
Their helicopters are so old, three rescuers dead already!
There are still thousands of people trapped, but the number of helicopters are not enough! It still rains in almost every afternoon, the rescuring action has to stop if it rains heavily!
Please help Taiwan and pray for them!

Posted by tingken1981 August 14, 09 02:18 AM

It is horrible that the q’ty of three-day (8/07~8/09/2009) rainfall is the same as the total amount of 20 years of Mongo, and is the same as the total amount of Taiwan rainfall in one year.
We need foreign professional rescue team, helicopters to save refugees in the high mountains that road are difficult to across, big trucks to convey the donative food and equipment to the needed areas.

Posted by Sharon from Taiwan August 14, 09 02:21 AM

That night ,Our heart has all broken to pieces .
please help Taiwanese as soon as possible!

Posted by Chen yiju from TW August 14, 09 02:30 AM

Please do help those people,who is suffering the damage of the typfoon.

Please show your hands,stop complaining.Do what you can do !!!

Those bank who want to low down the rate of loan,or delay in the pay day,..
Could you just donate to help them,or you can stop putting the advertisement in the paper.As this is more quick and straight help.(without land,how to get loan,and also it takes time)

Posted by James Lin August 14, 09 02:38 AM

Heaven bless this land(Taiwan).
Though thick gloom in the present, I see the brightness in the future.
Let it will soon be recovered.
Best Wishes.

Posted by Will A.S. Wang August 14, 09 02:38 AM

To those who wants people to stop blaming the government for the crisis, think clearly, Ma has forgotten his role of being the leader of the country, he could have minimized the death toll if he had given orders to the military immediately on Aug. 8th.If Mr. Ma cared about Taiwanese people from the bottom of his heart, he could've showh his compassion as he did for the Chinese people after Sichuan earthquake. We do not blame. Mr. Ma intentionally, but with his cold heart and indifferent reaction to this whole situation, how can we not to have any complaint at all? Besides, Mr. Ma's irresponsible reactions have been criticized by medias from US, Japan, England etc
We, as people in Taiwan, will have to help ourselves in rebuilding and reconstruct the disastrous area as soon as possible.
Aids from US, Japan, Singapore and other courtries are gratefully appreciated.

Posted by Judy August 14, 09 02:42 AM

It's not a good time to blame anyone. Rescue first, blaming later. God bless TW.

Posted by SMC August 14, 09 02:52 AM

Over-development is the main culprit, and greed makes it worse. The people of Taiwan need to wake up to a more sensible use of natural resources. Unlimited exploitation of land and converting flood basins and water ways for residential and commercial uses will only mean more disasters when nature fights back. To imagine that humans can curb the fury of a storm--or a quake, for that matter--that dumps 2000 mm of rain in a matter of hours is fatal hubris. To blame all the damage on a single political party or person is ignorant. To knowingly do so for political gain is pure evil.

Posted by Leung August 14, 09 02:53 AM

God bless those who help Taiwanese!!!

Posted by Monk Yen August 14, 09 03:00 AM

why my heart has such aching feeling, it's more serious than 921 earthquick. taiwan needs your help. please!!!!

Posted by samuel Chou August 14, 09 03:15 AM

It seems like everything bad in taiwan provides a chance to blame china.
Some taiwanese have a strange pathos complex, imposed by themselves.
don't wast time here, do something for your people.

Posted by bless taiwan August 14, 09 03:17 AM

I am in Taiwan. People are volunteering, donating, and stepping forward in so many different ways. The problem has been that the average person can only do so much. If people did not speak up and criticize Ma then things would be a lot worse. Remember he is the one that said the central government would only become involved when local governments could not help as local governments should bear full responsibility for relief efforts. And it was the central government that said that Taiwan did not need outside assistance. Public criticism has brought a shift on both positions. And yet Private citizens still load up their own vehicles and drive supplies down south to drop off centers, and then volunteer to drive aid and volunteers into areas where they are needed - while professionals with the training and equipment to help sit awaiting orders. The Taiwanese are correct to ask where the central government has been and why it has not done and is not doing more. It is not about politics, it is about saving lives.

Posted by DMF August 14, 09 03:17 AM

Please extend all possible help to TAIWAN... THis natural calamity can be disasterous to many humans , animals, Flowers & plants there...

Posted by Suresh ram August 14, 09 03:23 AM

Instead of showing compassion on his people, Taiwan president Ma shifts the blame onto others all the time. Accoding to Ma, it is the fault of Central Weather Bureau for not giving the precise forecast about the rainfall, it is people's fault for not evacuating in advance, and it is.........
Upset and depressed, as one of the Taiwanese people, i only know it was my entire fault to vote for sucn an impotent, irresponsible politician. God bless Taiwan.

Posted by Liao August 14, 09 03:35 AM

I've had good time to peruse the various comments that have been posted since my initial commentary. My conclusion is that the Taiwanese are more than dissatisfied with the reigning political leader and ask that he be much more resilient in his actions when handling natural disasters such as with the current situation. Having lived there myself in the past, I've seen previous political leaders having been more earnest in handling crises like this one. I'm totally appalled at this. It is absolutely crucial that comments be made now so as to show why this
culminating turmoil could have been less severe in its outcomes.

Posted by Anonymous August 14, 09 03:35 AM

Taiwan needs help!......I'm come from Kaohsiung in Taiwan.
Many people in Southern Taiwan are still waiting to be rescued.
We hear so much cries of help from people trapped in destroyed villages;
they have no food, no water or electricity, transportation is cutoff,
and communication is sporadic.
The rescue effort in Taiwan has been extraordinary, but people here can
only do so much. Please hear this and answer our call for help!

Posted by CHIANG-MING CHUN August 14, 09 03:41 AM


Posted by 德慧 August 14, 09 03:44 AM

I'm from Taiwan.
Please save Taiwan as you can.
Manay people need your help to save their life.
Please do anything you can do to help us.

Posted by Anonymous August 14, 09 03:46 AM

To 860,
The problem is that we lack a responsible and capable commander. Our President Ma is definitely not the kind of figures. There are many volunteers actually. But we do need some one to lead us (in a right and deceive manner) to rescue our people in dangers.

Posted by I am a Taiwanese August 14, 09 03:50 AM

Taiwan need help from all around the world, especially from USA and Japan
because they have hi-tech skill and experience in saving life from disaster. Every one put pressure to the Ma Gov. to accept the help from outside,please!!, because he is waiting for the nod from his mother country,China. He do not care how many Taiwanese die. There are still a lots of people waiting for help and dying.


Posted by david August 14, 09 03:58 AM

Taiwan needs your help!

Many people in Southern Taiwan are still waiting to be rescued and
we need assistance from our friends around the world.

We hear so much cries of help from people trapped in destroyed villages;
they have no food, no running water or electricity, transportation is cutoff,
and communication has been sporadic at best. Those who have been rescued know
that there are still many more that need to be evacuated and given immediate
medical attention.

Please let it be known that we really need more assistance. The rescue effort
in Taiwan has been extraordinary, but people here can only do so much, we call
upon our friends in the global community, please hear this and answer our
call for help.

We are eternally grateful for your concerns and prayers as well as whatever
aid or assistance you may provide! Thank you so much!

Posted by Posted by Mandy August 14, 09 03:59 AM

God bless Taiwan.
This is hard moment ,the countrymen let we show our heart to pay the subscription or just pray for victims....

Posted by Jennie Chen August 14, 09 04:07 AM

I hope they can be healthy to come back.

Posted by Beni August 14, 09 04:11 AM

Why such natural disaster harm Taiwan again . Thousands or more victims , broken buildings , damaged rords , dead bodies , flooded land all over the South Taiwan. Many sweet and complete families were broken , all we can see are damages lament , calling for help , our goverment was pretty useless , couldn't give help on the instant .I sit here to asked myself what can I do , to give the help taht I could give is the best choics as a Taiwanese , meanwhile we need our friends all of the world , please donate us with food , money, disaster protecting system and source , Thanks for the cars from everywhere . God bless us .

Posted by Simon Liu August 14, 09 04:14 AM

God bless Taiwan, and Mother earth don't cry.
Taiwan need your kindness helps.
Taiwan Indigenous people need your help.

Posted by Walis Labai August 14, 09 04:21 AM

Shame on Ma's government to refuse the international rescue.
This is putting tremedous risk for the people whose lives are still hanging there waiting to be rescued.
Let our hearts stick together and do our best to help speed up this rescue and rebuild.
As we still pray for the missing people, let's do our best to find them before losing them.

Posted by Neo August 14, 09 04:24 AM

Actually,we don't have to complain about typhoon.
Even,we don't have to murmured against the government.
We just don't want to see that people die day after day.
It makes us sad so much.

Posted by Anonymous August 14, 09 04:29 AM

Please rescue Taiwan !!
We need the international help very much.
Also has many people in the waiting rescue.
No matter you from world that corner.
Taiwan really needs you help.

Posted by Alex August 14, 09 04:30 AM

Let's think about what to do and help this disaster to be recovered.

We can make it through, by Taiwanese efforts and
help from other countries.

The government and the president is claimed, without doubt, as
they did not do their jobs properly .

Let's do something for Taiwanese!!!

Posted by SL August 14, 09 04:37 AM

Typhoon Morakot destroyed many peoples' homes overnight, all Taiwanese are so said to see this tragedy happened to our country and many Taiwanese have the sympathy to stand together and try best donating what ever we could to help the suffering people to rebuild their family although most of the things are not rebuild-able.... Really said to say so. Now we are so afraid to see the braking news on TV channel to know more and more tragedy happened to those people. We all hope the good thing will come and happen soon. TAIWAN NEEDS YOUR HELP INDEED!!

Posted by Vivian Chen August 14, 09 04:42 AM

The terrible MORAKOT typhoon raged Taiwan last weekend, especial in the South and East area.
Because the terrible flood, too many sufferers lost their family members and home.
Even, some lands cannot see any house and building there where have became river.

I was born in Taiwan and I lived here over 32 years, I love here so much.
I never see this kind of big catastrophe here except MORAKOT.
Due to the terrible flood, too many sufferers lost their family members and home.
Even, some lands cannot see any house and building there where have became river.

But, the hateful and so sad situation is that our CURRENT INCOMPETENT PRESIDENT and GOVERNMENT delay the rescue prime time.
let too people lost their family members..........more and more dead figure continue to raise ...........
We absolutely still need help from the overseas country, please!! HELP ME!!! HELP HELP! Please

Posted by Alice Chang August 14, 09 04:59 AM

that's BS! I don't believe it at all! There must be some reasons which can't be told! Please have the governor give a thorough explain! In whatsoever way, they shall do their best to pursuade the foreign aide and that's their job to do th dealing. If they can't, they are really . . . on mine, I can not use some bad word to say about it - I just . . . in wrath! Once again, I hold my anger. instead, please tell the governor to re-negotiate AGAIN AND AGAIN! I really don't believe their BS! Really! Unless the United States spokeman or Japan spokeman in person tell Taiwan people about their attitude, otherwise, we highly doubt it! Pls! RE-negotiate again. Otherwise, we as people locally will force the governor to do this negotiation on TV and broadcast, to see what's truth!

Posted by OMG August 14, 09 05:15 AM

Regarding the news saying that foreign helicopter is not coming for aide due to long distance flying ( that's BS! I don't believe it at all! I am blaming our governor, not the foreign aide, please understand - It's our governor who doesn't make full skill to negotiate! There must be some reasons which can't be told! Please have the governor give a thorough explain! In whatsoever way, they shall do their best to pursuade the foreign aide and that's their job to do th dealing. If they can't, they are really . . . on mine, I can not use some bad word to say about it - I just . . . in wrath! Once again, I hold my anger. instead, please tell the governor to re-negotiate AGAIN AND AGAIN! I really don't believe their BS! Really! Unless the United States spokeman or Japan spokeman in person tell Taiwan people about their attitude, otherwise, we highly doubt it! Pls! RE-negotiate again. Otherwise, we as people locally will force the governor to do this negotiation on TV and broadcast, to see what's truth!

Posted by OMG August 14, 09 05:18 AM

The most important priority of asking for help for this disaster in Taiwan, my sisters and brothers, is not donation from foreign friends. You all got to realize, about food and the other daily use, it is our effort to collect it from our domestic people who are rich enough - please, do not ask for donation from foreign friends as priority since the worldwide economy is making everyone reluctant to help with money. Instead, the most most urgent aide we need from foreign goverment, is helicopters and equipement and experts of rescurers!!! They are the experts!! Pls, my sis and bro, clarify the prioity that there are still 2000 more alive villagers waiting for helioopters! They do need helicopters, not money!


Posted by clarify the priority August 14, 09 05:24 AM

Pls. Pls. Pls.....

Posted by stanly August 14, 09 05:34 AM

Taiwan needs your help. Please come and help us. Come and help those victims. Please let us pray for Taiwan. Anything and pray from you are helpful.
Bless Taiwan.
Thank you very much.

Posted by Tosca Chen August 14, 09 05:47 AM

I will pray for the people in Taiwan. God bless you. Don't give up! Be brave.

Posted by Catherine August 14, 09 05:56 AM

I feel so bad to see those who claim they as "¥xÆW¤H" but play politics in this crisis. What have you done for Taiwan people in crisis when you call president Ma as butcher? All ¥xÆW¤H should think what can we do to help but not just blame someone. No one can be responsible for all the deaths by Morake. And we ¥xÆW¤H should help ourselves. Politics has been killing Taiwan for too many years. We should learn the lessons and be well prepared for future crisis by the high quality infrastructure investment. Don't let politics dominate you mind and blind you. God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Margaret August 14, 09 06:01 AM

To #782, please don't cover what Ma has done and how shamed he is. How can you understand how we suffer from these one and a half year since you left Taiwan for almost 30 years? Ma said he can handle all the procedure to resuce victims and re-build the country so he doesn't need any foreign aid. In fact, he doesn't see the tiny part of Taiwan, doesn't listen to Taiwanese' voices clearly, and doesn't react immediately as the disaster occurred, all he concerns is how he can take no responsibility of the great disaster, how to avoid the conflict between Taiwan and mainland china on the basis of the GREAT RELATIONSHIP with china if he accepts the aids from USA, and how to perform a perfect saint in front of his people and tell everyone to pretend nothing happened. In short, please feel how we feel and listen what we listen.
We need a president who has guts and courage, not a coward dog.

Posted by J. C. August 14, 09 06:14 AM

writing from the Canary Islands is not a disaster I can inmaginar well in our islands, the images are catastrophic. Try to help in some way these people are wonderful and friendly as the Taiwanese. We wish a speedy recovery and to fight to live for the moment that does not fail to join in these fatal moments that work together to help can come later but there are countries which are acting to help but everything takes no roads to get and have hope and we´ll pray for your families HAVE HOPE

Posted by MARCO August 14, 09 06:43 AM

PLEASE HELPED TAIWAN. We do need more help.

Posted by Yachi Huang August 14, 09 06:45 AM

I lives in taiwan
Please do anything you can to help ur people.

Posted by ZorinaWang August 14, 09 07:16 AM

The ruling government is not worth trusting on its rescuing competence since they underestimated how seriously the typhoon Morake destroy the Southen Taiwan, even delay the rescuing time. Please help us, we need help ineed. Many poor womean and children are still waiting for rescue in the destroyed mountain area.

Posted by Ray August 14, 09 07:33 AM

Help !
My friend live in Shaolin, Jiahsien, Kaohsiong
There are over 600 people was baried in this crises
Do something we can do for the empty village
Necessary eqiupments can not go there, and we have not heavy helecoper
to carry those like shover ....

Posted by Tedo Wang August 14, 09 07:35 AM

Although I live in the US, I have a dear friend living in Taiwan. I am grateful she is phyiscially well, but she is saddened by the great loss. I pray for all of Taiwan. It is a beautiful country and I hope that people can rebuild not only the stuctures that were lost, but also the lives of people who suffered losses of loved ones.

Posted by Jim Petrashek August 14, 09 07:45 AM

The people of Taiwan has been suffering.
Please,Taiwan really need your help.
Do not have to donate to help as long as you have that heart, we will be very grateful

Posted by Kenny August 14, 09 07:50 AM

when i see the man who is carrying an old man on his back, that leads me to say " Thank You , the world is proud of you and appreciate that you are there!!, The World Needs People Like him, as this kind of people can only heal the world!

The world is changing, there are few natural disaster arounding the world, we feel sad for them. we pray for them.

who are staying out of those disaster area must feel grateful and appreciate and value the land you are staying, we must love what we having now.

God Bless You!!

Posted by Frank Tew August 14, 09 08:18 AM

Please help Taiwan.

As of today, six days after the disaster, there are still thousands of survivors stranded on the mountains. They are running out of food and water. And many seniors need medical attentions ASAP. If they don't get help in time, these survivors will be the next victims.

Shame on President Ma and his administration that they refused aid offered from US and Japan at the first place simply they didn't want to lose face. Now they claim they never refused any offer. Liar Ma, go to hell!

Posted by Amy August 14, 09 08:55 AM

Taiwan people Go Go Go !!!

Posted by Taiwan people August 14, 09 09:09 AM

Godbless Taiwan.. i will pray for the safety of the people and the fast recovery of the country..

Posted by jill del rosario August 14, 09 09:25 AM

The Taiwanese watching TV every day , all is bringing us very sad news for how many people die in typhoon hits this time that we are crying every time we saw,
Government KMT was so ignorance and let our people wait till slowing rescue that caused more people dead., many families aparts became homeless, let's pray for our lovely country Taiwan, use to be a beautiful island named FORMOSA.

Posted by Teresa August 14, 09 09:28 AM

PLEASE HELPED TAIWAN. We do need more help

Posted by maggie August 14, 09 09:37 AM

It will be back, we must prepare the next time !

Posted by Jung Ming August 14, 09 09:39 AM

Pleeeeze come and help our country ASAP. Don't give up on those victims right after Ma's government maliciously ignoring their needs. That is way too cruel to them.

Posted by Regina August 14, 09 09:44 AM

First of all, I want to say, I am a chinese from mainland.My friends around me and myself care about Tanwan's situation very much. And we know this is the very moment that Tanwan needs help. Our government and some nongovernmental organizations have donated zillions of money. However some people said that is too little. What I only want to say is that please don't forget many areas in the mainland have been also damaged heavily. And in such a horrible crisis, we still didn't forget you, that is because we think we are compartriots and blood is thicker than water. Hopping disaster will retreat quickly. God bless we all!

Posted by a common chinese girl August 14, 09 09:47 AM

Taiwan Really Needs Help! Our government refused aid offered from US and Japan at the first place simply they didn't want to lose face. But , the people in south Taiwan now, can not reach the food or water until now. So , please help us .

Posted by Sally August 14, 09 09:59 AM

Taiwan,you must strong up!

Posted by Vincent Wang August 14, 09 10:01 AM

President Ma has finally shown his true is not needless for me to use those adjectives to describe him...but I simply don't understand...if you have no capability to take care of your country's people, why don't you accept the U.S.'s assitance...or even Japan's offerings? WHAT THE F*CK IS YOUR PROBLEM? PEOPLE ARE DYING AS WE SPEAK!

Posted by Taiwanese American August 14, 09 10:04 AM

Taiwan needs your help!!!I come from Taichung in Taiwan.
Now there are many many victims need your help in Taiwan.
Though Taiwan's government try their best to rescue ,
how much we need is much more!
Please help us to through this serious disaster and trauma....
God bless Taiwan!!

Posted by Hank Ts'ai August 14, 09 10:06 AM

Reading and watching the disaster staging in Taiwan where I am from, is heart breaking. It's much easier for us to blame on anyone else for the horrible things but has anyone really self-examine himself for what have caused that to happen, not really. When this is over we all come back to the much familiar daily routine and much would go the same way as before. Regardless which party is in power, our governments of different level and people, businesses, all 'forget' the horrible past and keep doing the same. I remember the past 10 years much talking was given to so called 80-billion or 160-billion to rescue Taiwan from flood disaster yet one typhoon would bare all the truths and the truth is nothing has done about. Where has all the money gone? Who knows!

Ma is a stubborn polititian who knows only working by the rule and doesn't know how to effectlvely deal with the crowds badly in need of help. If is a difficulty for me to go with whoever, go for Lee who may take us to Japan, Chen knows only to enrich himself, or the stupid Ma who is still dreaming of being a president of all Taiwanese.

Finally, am I doing enough for Taiwan? Not really. I am here in the America sitting in front of the computer giving out my comment but do not contribute directly to the rescue effort. I can only do as much as donating to some organizations like Tse-Chi and not much else.

God bless our beautiful land, our people.

Posted by Bob August 14, 09 10:17 AM

This typhoon looked not that strong but it has killed my lives...
please help us recover our land Taiwan please......

Posted by Terry(Taiwanese) August 14, 09 10:27 AM

Please help Taiwan and their lovely peoples !
Taiwan peoples must stand up again !!
God bless Taiwan !!!

Posted by Benz Lim August 14, 09 10:33 AM

Taiwan Really Needs Help! Our government refused aid offered from US and Japan at the first place simply they didn't want to lose face. But , the people in south Taiwan now, can not reach the food or water until now. So , please help us .

Posted by Sally August 14, 09 10:34 AM

The Taiwan Province Taina County friendly town assorted is in the community is flooded seriously had not seen anybody reliefs disaster or the salute really is four and so on the nationals is sorrowful

Posted by mike August 14, 09 10:41 AM

The Taiwan Province Taina County friendly town assorted is in the community is flooded seriously had not seen anybody reliefs disaster or the salute really is four and so on the national sorrowful rejects piles up

Posted by mike August 14, 09 10:46 AM

In recent years,china has suffered a lot of disasters,sometimes i am very furious about those goverments. we taxes everyday,but how about our emergency measures. whatever disaster,we must pay a lot of horrible prices without fail.the first time,maybe they can say that's just a oversight.but how about the next,even the third.the most deplorable part is the common people.

Posted by juju August 14, 09 11:12 AM

the typhoon destory Taiwan a lot
all of us need your help
whatever you do for us,we must be very thankful
we supplicate to the god and hope that can be answered
we are very upset for what happened
to criticize to our government is not the most important things now
we really need your help
if you don't know what to do just supplicate to god for us
we will thank you sinserely

Posted by a high school student from Taiwan August 14, 09 11:19 AM

pray for Taiwan

Posted by jacob August 14, 09 11:33 AM

Please help Taiwan and their lovely peoples !

One of the most urgently needed tools is the Mi-26 helicopter, which can help them to airlift including 30-tons-above cars and machines to the suffered regions for further efficiently rescuing actions.

God bless Taiwan !

Posted by Stephen Chen August 14, 09 11:34 AM

Our president loves China so much, but he never loves his country - Taiwan. Please help us, TAIWAN NEEDS HELP!

Posted by Mr. Hsu August 14, 09 11:43 AM

Thanks for these photos. Taiwan really needs everyone's pray.
It's difficult to see those photos, but we still need to face this.
Gambateh!!! Everyone move on!!!!

We need you and love this world!!!

Posted by YOYO August 14, 09 11:54 AM

Disaster nobody can help. we should build the strong building and rebuild the demaged. Goverment need to know how to handle the disaster coming and prepare everything we need when people needed.. We should educate the govenner to see how to help the people but not do the show off. We need the strong leader to know how really take good care of the people. Taiwan's people should stick together to go through this disaster and created the new life in the future. Buddas always bless Taiwan's people. Because Taiwaness are kindness, gentle and intelligent.

Posted by Shirley Chen August 14, 09 12:02 PM

Helpping is on the way, my fellow Taiwan friends!
Donation is organized by the Bay Area Associations of San Francisco.
Please be strong! Physical and mentality.
Good spirituality is need the most.
God will help the people who help himself first.

Posted by Kitty HuiJun Lee August 14, 09 12:09 PM


Posted by dan August 14, 09 12:10 PM

We need helicopters and liferafts. We've got so few of them, and old.

Some soliders and firefighters couldn't stand the retardation of the government and decided to call their day off and use their own time to rescue lives. Even some of these brave people died due to bad condition of old helicopters and turnover of liferafts in the flood.

The government and politicians have been very slow on rescuing lives, and refuse all kinds of interanational help at the back of people and lied about it.

Posted by Gayilan August 14, 09 12:22 PM

I live in Taiwan, I love Taiwan!
Please pray for Taiwan.

Posted by Clive August 14, 09 12:30 PM

Stop complaining! Rescurers sacrificed the lives already. During this difficult time, rumors, useless comments and complaints make it worse. It's a disaster, our mother nature is yelling that we, humans beings, have to listen to her need. If the mother nature can't get her answer in 5 years, 10 years, 30 years, she will get her right in 50 years. Taiwan government policy has to be tuff in protecting the land. Those people who eat up the money, think about your next generations and this beautiful island.

Posted by Anonymous August 14, 09 12:35 PM

The disaster situation serious Bodhisattva blesses Taiwan's these people

Posted by KEWL August 14, 09 12:40 PM

I'm living in Russia, but have visited Taiwan twice. I love it for beautiful nature, respect for huge tech.&economic, and independence. People - that's happend could happen, nothing to to against the Nature. Global warming or not is really the same now. The main matter is save surviveds. I sincerely belive that TW Gov. does their the best to improve situation. Sould be consistent and dont make a panic. I hope that RF will lelp with hevy helicopters. Be strong, God bless you!

Posted by Alexey August 14, 09 12:48 PM

God bless Taiwan !

Posted by Brian August 14, 09 12:49 PM

I am a US and Taiwanese citizen living in southern Taiwan. Please tell the world come to help people in southern Taiwan as the local governments are having the hard time in handling the tremendous rescue work ahead of them. The central government here was unable to make the decisive resolution to initiate central command by ordering the military forces to help the rescue work going on. Times is running out in saving those remote villages and their residents trapped in the higher altitude area in central and southern Taiwan as the mud-sliding and land-sliding already cut off all the help they desperately needs.

Please help whatever you can. The pictures you saw are only a few gut-wrenching scenarios in Taiwan. Things are much worse than the pictures show here though the rain have stop today august 14. Taiwan still needs more advanced mountain rescues helicopters to lift people that are staying in the mountain area.

Please help.

Posted by WF August 14, 09 12:54 PM

I am live in canada, But I saw my home coutry is as this I fell so bad.
if any one can just give taiwan one box. my home coutry is not the poor country
. it will be Ok at all.

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Posted by Dave August 14, 09 03:33 PM

Her is a great chance you can help. If you live in Los Angeles area.
The youth group of Hsi Lai Temple will do car wash fund raise for this purpose.
Please bring your car there, or money to help out.
The place: Shell station at Colima and Haliburton. Hacienda Heights, CA
Time: sunday 8/16/09 10:30 ~ 2:00
An insurance company will match dollar to dollar for donation. so your money worth double.

Posted by J. CHU August 14, 09 03:48 PM

Please, the victims of typhoon need considerable helps from all over the world.
Open the gate to let assistances get into the country.
Please, save us and pray to us

Posted by August 14, 09 05:27 PM

I made a donation last week through Red Cross. I will encourage everybody to try to do someting to help. It is through our heling hands and our emotional support that they can get through this, both emotionally and as a nation.

Forget the politicans. They are politicans and therefore, by definition, they can only talk, point fingers and blame the weather and others.

Posted by J August 14, 09 05:47 PM

I tip my hat and my highest respect for those who take action donating, volunteering, praying and doing whatever they can to help the people get through this tough time.
Shame on Ma and those who try to cover for his incompetency.
The government is supposed to create a secure country for its people, to save its people when they need it the most, and to help the people stand on their own feet.
But this government cares nothing about those.
People are suffering, but he sees nothing, but a chance to avoid the responsibility the people have given him as a president of Taiwan.
Ma is arrogant. Unfortunate for people in Taiwan.
But we'll get through it together. With or without Ma.
God bless Taiwan, my dearly home land.

Posted by Judy Liao August 14, 09 06:09 PM

echo to 874:

I am also from Puli, and I also found my heart bleeding from this unexpected disaster....Blaming anyone is not helping at all because it is easier to criticize than do something to solve problems. I found Taiwan has a very special democratic freedom: they want the President to be like God for their need, but they blame and criticize this human God like real servant. Any way, I feel the most important thing in Taiwan is mustering all resource and help our homeland stand up again soon.

Posted by walter shih August 14, 09 06:10 PM

Use all the power to help Taiwan, because "We are all in this togther",!!!
Give all the bless to all the peolpe.

Posted by Pauli August 14, 09 06:17 PM

thank you for posting about Hsi Lai Temple - I'll spread the word around LA.
This is awful. I was just at the World Games in Kaohsiung last month and it was such a happy and festive time for the country. So depressing to have this happen. Our hearts go out to all the people affected by this.
Let's put the politics aside and send support - either moral or financial. It's a hard time for the people there, I'm sure every bit will help.

Posted by J. Lin, Pasadena, CA August 14, 09 06:30 PM

pray for TW~!!

Posted by Anonymous August 14, 09 06:43 PM

I have been watching news through internet for days and still canot help crying. Taiwan is my hometown and my people are suffering and crying for help!! There are so many true and love stories happening everyday and i believe we will be stronger! Taiwan, i am proud of you!!!

Posted by nana August 14, 09 07:02 PM

We love our People..........but
Do you love our Earth , our sky , our ocean , our forest and our animal friend ?
Do you care about this ???

Posted by gohome August 14, 09 07:11 PM

I pray and hope from the bottom of my heart that those victims affected by the typhoon are getting the helps and attention needed.

May everyone be safe at all time.

Posted by Jeeffry Lee August 14, 09 09:06 PM

May god bless ppl in taiwan,no more natural disaster all aroung thw world.

Posted by mike August 14, 09 09:10 PM

We are family! thank you!

Posted by geotan88 August 14, 09 09:27 PM

Please help Taiwan if you can do in any way

Posted by Robert August 14, 09 09:32 PM

I am living in Kaohsiung with my family.It is unimaginable to think the real situation that people there faced.We had visited the places in past which now have been all swept way. It is natural disaster and it is in fact, national pain.In broader sense, it is our common concern because what now happens here may happen somewhere tomorrow. I hope that in coming days more concrete and preventive measures will diminish the loss of human life and natural beauty.
Taiwan is a beautiful island full of nature.It has advanced economy, knowledge base and wonderful infrastructure. We hope that she can manage her well during this tragedy and future design will be more sustainable and ecofriendly keeping natural harmony and human activities in balance.

Posted by Prem Timilsina August 14, 09 10:20 PM

In Taiwan, we need a lot of people and skilled rescuer and machines to help us reconstruct (it was just like a marsh in every county in south Taiwan), and to rescue the people still in the mountain.


we need help.

Posted by thomas2451 August 14, 09 11:17 PM

I am wondering: if those Kuomintang parliament members had not boycotted 80 billions budget raised by DPP government for floods prevention, would we suffer so much today? We are paying much higher price now to save the victims and whole environment.

Posted by Preston Cheng August 14, 09 11:42 PM

We don't need to punish anyone, just try our best to save Taiwan as you can. We will recover because we are Taiwanese.

Posted by Marine August 15, 09 12:15 AM

Save life first .Don't miss focus! Please help our people as possible as you can.Thank you.

Posted by Sophia August 15, 09 12:46 AM

Taiwan is my home ,we need you help,pray for TW !

Posted by Áé©v®m August 15, 09 01:23 AM

I feel very fortunate to have what I have. You don't have to be a taiwanese to feel their sadness, their lost, and their silent pain.
Please let us know how we can help. Susan Edra

Posted by SUSAN EDRA August 15, 09 02:19 AM

We are sorry to hear and see like this kind of problems to the people any where in the world. God will help them soon.

Posted by Hariqi August 15, 09 03:41 AM

Plese help us, we need more rescuer to enter the mountain, search and rescue people who have not yet out of danger. Please pray with us, and pray for Taiwan,and who underdenger because Morakot.

Help them!

Posted by Stella Lu August 15, 09 04:09 AM

God bless Taiwan. Please help Taiwan.

Posted by Teresa August 15, 09 04:13 AM

God bless all Taiwanese ...
And i think our President Ma.that he really does very bad

Posted by Teresa August 15, 09 04:42 AM

Where is the Taiwan government and President Ma?
I saw the news that he attended someone's wedding celemony on Aug. 7.

Posted by Teresa Tsai August 15, 09 04:47 AM

I am a Taiwaness who work in China. When I watch those pictures . I can't stop to cry out. Please help my country because we have a useless goverment.

Posted by Tony Chang August 15, 09 07:12 AM

Taiwan needs you help, please....
I did as much as I can,
I wish they can find their family.
I wish they have food, water, everthing.
I wish more people come to help, please..
I wish my country will recover soon.
Taiwan~ We can do it. I love you and miss you

Posted by Charlie August 15, 09 07:35 AM

We (my wife and I) were students came over more than fourty years ago. Both of us do feel for what happend in Taiwan. The forces of nature can work on human in a sad and unstoppable force. We will and actively looking into sending our support of help to Taiwan.

Posted by J & A Peng August 15, 09 08:48 AM

God bless Taiwan !

Posted by Anne (R.O.C) August 15, 09 09:15 AM

Thank you for everyone and everywhere
We will be fine
Just do not cry any more
We need hands no tears

Posted by Ida Line August 15, 09 09:25 AM

Taiwan Fighting!!
Bless Taiwan!!

Posted by Linda August 15, 09 10:05 AM

Please STOP play politics in this disaster.
This is not a good time to arguing who is right or wrong.
Please help Taiwan as much as you can.
I am a Taiwanese and felt so sorry for this sad thing but we still need to be tough to overcome and take steps to recovery from this.

Taiwan Fighting!!

Posted by Emily August 15, 09 10:23 AM

Taiwan really needs help
everytime I watched the news, I couldn't stop crying
Is that the country I live ? I can't believe it
God bless Taiwan
Sadness will be gone ,
I believe we are strong enough to face this disaster

Posted by Kelly August 15, 09 10:42 AM

Every time when I see the Taiwan TV program about the disaster of typhoon ,always tears cover my face.
I love Taiwan,so God please don't let my country suffer the natural adversity again.

Posted by Alex Liu,Dashu Kaohsiung Taiwan August 15, 09 10:43 AM

Taiwan need support from USA & Japan any else world wide ASAP due to our president Ma is Chinese mind no positive action from him so far! God Bless Taiwan!

Posted by Douglas Chang August 15, 09 10:48 AM

God bless Taiwan!
Please help Taiwan!
I wish everything is be fine!

Posted by Chiou-yueh August 15, 09 11:38 AM

Please help Taiwain!!!!!!!!!!

Help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please!!!!!!!!! :"(

Posted by Taiwanese August 15, 09 11:51 AM

The people of Taiwan a strong hope that you will be able to stand up as soon as possible and hope people from all walks of life to help Taiwan to ride out the storm in the distance I cheer for you, Come on!e...

Posted by rongjia August 15, 09 11:58 AM

Now is not the time to complain who must take the responsible , it is the time for us who living in this island ( Taiwan ) to atand on the same position, work together , take action in donating, volunteering, and doing whatever you can to help the people get through this tough time. Taiwan need you help . I thanks you so must.
God bless Taiwan .

Posted by Sidney Fan August 15, 09 12:33 PM

I can feel your pains. I wish I could be there with you in the south of Taiwan to do whatever we could to make your life a little easier.
I believe in every disaster event, something good will come out from this experience. We may not know what the experience will be at present time. But, I'm certain. God in control everything in our life, who trust in HIM. May be it is the time to believe and trust in Jesus Christ, the son of God.
Go to a local Christian church. You will receive what you are asking. God listen our prayers..

Posted by Tony August 15, 09 12:41 PM

HI im from singapore.
sad to see these images from news eveyday.
Taiwan jia you!
will spread awareness in singapore.
god bless.

Posted by Jasmine August 15, 09 01:09 PM

This accident has fallen to Taiwan without any consent of anybody under the sun.
So it is useless to blame the heaven,the earth and the people.
It is time to have united effort for helping the people who has suffered from this accident.
Help ! Help ! Help !

Posted by Albert Lee August 15, 09 01:13 PM

We pray that God will intercede in the situation and the world will come to help in this dastic catsatrophy

Posted by albert August 15, 09 01:47 PM

My heart goes out to those typhoon victims when I looked those pictures; I do share the suffering of people who had to go through this, certainly will pray to God of Jehovah for His mercy as I normally do when I have need of the strength from Heavenly.

However, I have two questions to myself that if ninety eight percent of the people who worship their idols in Taiwan for instance, shouldn¡¦t they pray to their gods asking for help from whoever they worship first as did the prophets of Baal.

¡§Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table.¡¨ 1 Kings 18:19

¡§And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.¡¨ 1 Kings 18:36

Seems to me the people of Taiwan and China should ask their gods to see if anything happens.

God of Jehovah wiped out all Canaanites for their idolatry; Israelites were sent away and captured by the Babylons for seventy years because they turn away from God of Jehovah. Could be the same situation with people in Taiwan and China that this is a warning sign from God of your practice of idolatry?

Turning back:

There were eight percent Christians when I left Taiwan in 1963; I heard recently that there is less than two percent of population who claim their faith to Jesus Christ.

The time is short, I think this is when we turn back and receiving Jesus Christ as your Savior; ¡§Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.¡¨ America is not in better light, the country has been blessed in the past and walked out on God of Almighty and being haul out from the court room, school and family.
I watch Taiwan news and CCTV on every day to follow the development of which reminded me of the great flood in Noah's time. I just wonder if idolatry plays a roll in this case. There were about eight percent Christian when I left Taiwan in 1963 and was told now there is less than two percent at precent time. Taiwan has been prosperous in the past forty year, people like Americans lost interest in Jehovah God and turn to manna and other gods.

I pray for God's mercy and think that America will follow the suite of what's happening in California; fornication and homosexuality, of San Francisco in particular. As Billy Graham said sometime ago that if God does not destroy SF, He owes an apology to Sodom and Gomorrah; how true! As we all know that a 9.5 Rector major earth quake is long due in California, which will tell the real story; just keep an eye open and watch what takes place next. Nobody knows the time and hour but we all know that we are in the season of end time.

We need to pray for lost souls in Taiwan, China, Israel and all over the world; I can't hardly wait that ¡§In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.¡¨ ¡§For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.¡¨

¡§If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.¡¨


Posted by David F. Chen August 15, 09 05:16 PM

Prayer is a gift that is given............when words are too deep to be spoken.
Praying with you during this difficult time...
Our deepest sympathies are with you.......
God bless Taiwan .

Posted by Jennifer August 15, 09 05:50 PM

Please help Taiwan~
We need your help!
God bless Taiwanese!!

Posted by rose August 15, 09 09:28 PM

Taiwan people yaa you

Posted by Chan P S August 15, 09 09:37 PM

Please help south of Taiwan!! Even any little help will be very helpful! Thanks for all your help!!

Posted by Ellen August 15, 09 09:47 PM

After reading parts of the comments, it is sorry to see some comments are filled with political emotion. It happens anytime when any issue happen in Taiwan. Even a corrupted late president and his sorrouding people were treated with emotional reaction without justice as well. How come a society will be so unjustice? Actually, some major parts of the true reason of causing the calamity is by govenment and residents' ignorance to protect environment in last twenty years. Such as beetle nut tree and bamboo tree have repalced the previous deep roots plants by greedy short-sight farmers. This is environment counterattack. shall be bear in mind.

Posted by Michael Liu August 15, 09 10:25 PM

God bless Taiwan.

Posted by Anonymous August 15, 09 10:45 PM

PLS help us, help Taiwan.

Taiwan KMT government do not concern Taiwan people at all.
Our president Mr. Ma only concern ECFA agreement sign with China. MR. Ma refuse U.S. or Japan provide support. Because KMT people want to union China.

Me and a lot of Taiwan people do not want China .

We do not want China. China out..

PLS US or another country kick KMT government out of Taiwan.

We do not want this government.

Posted by Eric Wong August 15, 09 10:47 PM

china also need your help. pls help us!!! welcome

Posted by shanghaiBBQ August 15, 09 10:53 PM

I'm very sad. They are very terrible..............
Help Taiwan !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Help !!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous August 16, 09 12:07 AM

Taiwan really needs you help!
Please help us.
Thank you so much!

Posted by Amy August 16, 09 01:30 AM

Jiayou tw!!!!

Posted by XMaoMao August 16, 09 01:31 AM

Taiwan needs your help!
Please help us .
Thank you so much!

Posted by Amy August 16, 09 01:34 AM

The world is focusing and caring about Taiwan so much and many donations events are happening throughout the world. All supports come from different places such as churches, associations and many unaccountable anoymous.

May God Bless Taiwan.
& let us keep on praying.

Love Taiwan & Thank you for all your support!!!

Posted by Snow August 16, 09 01:35 AM

The world is focusing and caring about Taiwan so much and many donations events are happening throughout the world. All supports come from different places such as churches, associations and many unaccountable anoymous.

May God Bless Taiwan.
& let us keep on praying.

Love Taiwan & Thank you for all your support!!!

Posted by Snow August 16, 09 01:36 AM


Posted by Wang August 16, 09 02:06 AM

Taiwan people must help themselve first before others can help them.
Use your army resourse to save the taiwan people instead of war.
Taiwan is rich and can afford to buy all type of heavy equipments to rescue it citizen from Typhoon Morakot.

Posted by Mok August 16, 09 03:02 AM

Taiwan!! my home!!! help them!

Posted by yang August 16, 09 03:09 AM

Ich teile meine tiefste mitgefüllt mit der ganzen betroffenen Bevölkerung in Taiwan,
ich war tief geschockt nach dem dass ich die ganzen Bilder gesehen habe.
mögen Gott denen schültzen.

Posted by Lam Manuel vinh Phuc August 16, 09 03:13 AM

i live in taiwan we need your help

after this typoon

a lot of people die

we need your help

Posted by Dean August 16, 09 03:30 AM

Please stop criticizing anything or anyone at this moment and concentrate on saving those still suffered and endangered. Do everything you can to help those refugees. It's very disgraceful and bloody for those who take advantage and attack the opposite people/parties during this crisis. I believe most Taiwanese already fed up with all these politics and clear on whom are playing with these games.

People in Taiwan are strong and will stand up from the sorrow very soon. However, what we learned from it is that we should put more concerns on environment and try all means to protect our mother island. Not only avoid abusing the resources on this land and over-developing the mountain areas but also rebuild the forests and relocate the villages in mudslide yellow/red zones. Otherwise, this disaster will never end and it might be even more serious in the future.

God bless Taiwan & Taiwanese!!!

Posted by Alex Hsu in Dubai August 16, 09 03:40 AM

I am Indonesian(chinese),Please do something to survive Taiwanese.I pray for Buddha and Bodhisattva for helping all being sentient.Since I watched a breaking news from Min She tv,it made me shock. I hope Fo Guang Shan monks can pray for Shui Lu Fa Hui ullambana. HELP TAIWAN AND HELP ALL CHINESE PEOPLE.

Posted by Chen Yen August 16, 09 03:54 AM

God bless Taiwan ( Formosa ) and all peoples lived in this beautiful , lovely island¡I
Vigorous Taiwaness never be fallen down but will stand again¡I
Kind appeals to all people lived in this globe-village for protection our generation nature source with suitable usage and more scientific researches among meteorogical phenomenon forewarning . Thank you¡I

Posted by Nick August 16, 09 04:08 AM

SOS~taiwan needs ur help!

Posted by selena August 16, 09 04:27 AM

poor people......

Posted by Kris Dao Nicholls August 16, 09 05:17 AM

I'm a Taiwanese. Taiwan is a good Taiwan ok,please.

Posted by Hank August 16, 09 05:34 AM

lt was terrible.
please help the people who are in trouble!

Posted by Taiwanies August 16, 09 06:20 AM

Taiwan is facing a terrible disaster now,
and we need your help!
Even if few money or little supplies also can help us a lot !
We really need your help!
Just Taiwanese's effort can't solve this problem!
If you can help us, the people in Taiwan will feel very gratitude for your help!
A secretc to a rich life is to have more beginning than ending !
People in Taiwan all want a beginning to a hopeful future.

Posted by FD August 16, 09 06:37 AM

See Taiwan so really sad that I once went to Taiwan to stay for six months I felt that Taiwanese's enthusiasm is particularly the most serious this time in that period of southern be I go to south Taiwan there of persons all super enthusiasm saw I not too will say that the national language still looks after me to teach me the national language to see very much the disaster situation for Taiwan is really sad that Taiwan encourages you is very good

Posted by King August 16, 09 06:43 AM

Taiwan is my country ,and it was so nice.
I"m sad when I see the photo and news again and again.
The typhoon is the improtant experience for our world.
We experienced a pang of sadness from here.
And then we will be strong.
Thanks for that everyone helps Taiwanese to rebuild our country after typhoon.
Bless Taiwan!Bless every hero!

Posted by Ya-Ling Kuo August 16, 09 06:57 AM

Thanks you to Taiwan's care, you said we have heard, lets our disaster victims pray together!

Posted by Taiwan vivian August 16, 09 07:15 AM

I'm sad ! IT's so scare...
God bless taiwan!!

Posted by Edward Green August 16, 09 07:39 AM

I agree it is not right moment to play politics at this time, but the reality is, the government relief effort is misguided in the first whole week. I has to be fixed and has to be fixed NOW. It is a MUST to point out what is wrong - which is the mentality of Ma. He claim the central government has only the support responsibility and the local government and local people should take full responsibility. The presidential secretary thinks the it is okay to hold foreign aids at bays unless those aids are in their checklist. The time is so short for recuse and relief, and that's why I am very anxious about what has happened. From Hong Kong.

Posted by TinHo August 16, 09 07:43 AM

Please help us, help Taiwanese

Taiwan KMT government do not concern Taiwan people at all.
Our president MR. Ma refuse U.S. or Japan provide rescue.

Me and a lot of Taiwan people do not want China .
also we do not want ECFA!!

We do not want China. China out..

PLS US or another country kick KMT government out of Taiwan.

We do not want this government.

Posted by RosaTu August 16, 09 08:14 AM

Taiwan will be OK..we all will try our best to our Taiwan .our heart is with our country............................................

Posted by mingminglee August 16, 09 08:26 AM

God bless Taiwan !!!
God bless Taiwan !!!
God bless Taiwan !!!

Posted by friendly August 16, 09 08:28 AM

I worked in Taiwan for many years and I remember how the people of Taiwan were always very quick to with volunteers, essential medical supplies, food, clothing and financial help whenever disaster struck unexpectedly somewhere in the world. I hope the world remembers their help and generosity, and reacts quickly to help Taiwan NOW !

Posted by Phil UK August 16, 09 09:35 AM

Destructive typhone!!
The typhone is the doomsdayfor the dead,
and the nightmare for the live forever............

I fear the plague is going to spread around.........
I cry for the baby who need food and lose their family people.
God bless the country!
God bless the earth!

Posted by Grace August 16, 09 09:42 AM


Posted by bradhiggins August 16, 09 10:03 AM

I don't understand, after all the things that Taiwan has been through. Why can't people like RosaTu move on from the past and focus on the future.

I don't condone what KMT has done to the Taiwanese people in the past but it's because of them that people like RosaTu can now say stuff like "we do want want China. China out..."

Without KMT, Taiwan would've been a part of China. (Try and imagine that RosaTu with that little brain of yours).

I love Taiwan! Let us put our hands together and strive for the brighter future!

Posted by Moving Forward August 16, 09 10:15 AM

Please pray for those stranded ,missing and heartbreak in mudslides, especailly for those who lost their love ones. God...come to heal the land and hear your poeple cry for your name.

Posted by Jessica August 16, 09 10:45 AM

I am sick and tired of the Politic in Taiwan, now is no time pointing finger at anybody or party, being Chinese living oversea myself, I think we all should work together and help.

Posted by LEO. August 16, 09 10:56 AM

can't agree #1044 more

Posted by ChingNing August 16, 09 11:40 AM

To Mr. Hsu
Message 954.

You are mistaken, just like many people in Southern Taiwan.

You need to blame Ah Bien who took stole money from the Taiwanese people. In addition, DPP members in the South who should and could have improved the infrastructure, roads, bridges, dikes, etc.

You are a fool.

Posted by Sympathetic August 16, 09 12:13 PM

We have been stuck here for God knows how many days.

Fortunately, we are allowed to use internet one hour a day while the
generator is working.
However, petrol, gas, and candles will run out eventually and thereby we will
be unable to feed ourselves with hot meals. Although it's fine during the
daytime, at night, we are fully immersed in the complete darkness.

Can you imagine the state of lightlessness?

There is no difference whether you open your eyes or not.

No matter what, you are surrounded by blackness which cannot be simply
experienced by switching the light off at bedtime.

I just realised there were degrees of darkness.

After sunset, the darkest of the dark, appointed by mother earth, descended
on us

Today, people are saying that the village representative is asked by the
government officials to hide the devastation here from the journalists, and
to pretend that we have sufficient supports because the bureaucrats are
tired of them.

Therefore, people here need to condone this damn lie with these bureaucrats
in exchange of their peaceful moment.

I know that we are lucky be alive. But, in the face of diplomatic deception,
we suffer more emotionally than physically.

Of course we know the significance of self-help. Instead of waiting for
rescue, we mobilized young, able men searching for water and escape route in
order to minimize casualty.

We also understand that the roads/paths to our area are seriously damaged
which cannot be repaired without time; but we decline to complain. We eat
strategically and barely survive from the food transported from outside
because we all know that now it's the extreme circumstance we have to

Oh, my dear officials!
Please don't ever say that!
Please don't let us see the dark side of humanity

This is NOT what we need NOW!!!!

Posted by Copy from his blog August 16, 09 12:13 PM

Disaster is mega and surely the government mis judged the after effect of this typhoon. Time now is not to point fingures as to who is reponsible but to divert all attention on saving lives and resettlement of people that have lost everything.

Posted by shubymama August 16, 09 12:20 PM

The Voice from Taiwan!

First of all, we want to express our sincere gratitude for the support from all over the world. Your concern warms our heart and give us courage to face the disaster caused by Typhoon Morakot. We really appreciate it!

It is August 14, 2009, the 7th day since the typhoon slammed Taiwan, and the death toll from Typhoon Morakot is still rising. With more than 380 people missing in Xiaolin Village and feared dead, Taiwan's death toll could rise to more than 500, but the real figure might never be known. Moreover, 10 of the mountainous villages are still isolated from the world and nearly 9,000 people remained stranded there. These few days, it keeps raining in those mountainous areas that a big barrier lake created by mudslides and torrents burst its bank that endengered 1,000 people in Kaohsiung County. And there are several more dangerous barrier lake along the Laonong River.

In the disaster-hit areas, victims despairing begging President Ma to save them. At the mean time, anger over the goverment' slow response mounted. The ill-equipped authorities do not presnt a comprehensive plan for the evacuation of resident nor listen to the publics. Out President refuse to initiate the national security mechanism sooner, while The Ministry of Foreign Affairs declined offers from the international community that the scale of the crisis has overwhelmed the authorities for their Ignoring human rights.

The precious 72 hours for rescuing has passed. The heavy rains, mudslides, and barrier lakes battered our hometown. We could lose our life and everything in any minutes. Many impatient people decided to extend a helping hand. But we need more help from the international community. We need specialized helicopters, rescue equipments, experienced resuce team, prefabricated houses, and medical supplies. We appreciate what you have done for those flood victims in Taiwan! Thank you!!

Posted by ACE August 16, 09 12:31 PM

I think all of the Taiwanese residents are eager to obtain any kind of help.

Many areas in southern Taiwan have been completely damaged.

There are also a large number of people having no homes and food.

Many of them even lost their relatives.

I hope we are able to get more help as soon as possible.

Posted by Mick August 16, 09 12:40 PM

The catastrophe has destroyed lots of families in Taiwan, and the number of deaths is still increasing.... People in other parts of Taiwan have donated labor, money, time and anything we can think of, but I think to reconstruct our island we actually need experts in planning and hydraulic engineering, and even in global climate changing... We also need an unselfish government, which cares more about its people than campaigns...I wish those who are in powerful positions would be more human than business people or politicians...

Posted by twislander August 16, 09 12:47 PM

Please help us, help Taiwanese

Taiwan KMT government do not concern Taiwan people at all.
Our president MR. Ma refuse U.S. or Japan provide rescue.

Me and a lot of Taiwan people do not want China .
also we do not want ECFA!!

We do not want China. China out..

PLS US or another country kick KMT government out of Taiwan.

We do not want this government.

Posted by nick August 16, 09 01:11 PM

******* God just too busy to bless people in Taiwan ,sorry.....

******* Buddha bless Taiwanese

Asking Taiwanese to put more concerns on environment protecting ?

Don't be silly...

Posted by rahima August 16, 09 02:12 PM

when I saw all those photos and news about the Taiwan's typhoon disaster, I will feel a lot pain in my heart this is my country and my people.
Please be strong and confidence, stand up, moving forward!
I know needs time to easy the pain, please be strong!

Posted by Chao liu Kuo Rong August 16, 09 02:39 PM

Taiwan doesn't have good infrastructure like FEMA... The President relies heavily on the coopertation between the military, different executive branches, and the local government. TOO MUCH red tape.... And it doesn't matter if it was DPP or KMT... It will still be the same disastrous damamge.. because this is how it has been for long time....

Stop blaming on KMT... DPP didn't make TW any safer... A lot has to be restructured, re-constructed, and re-organized....

Help the

Posted by Freemantaiwan August 16, 09 02:40 PM

I came from the Philipines and now live in Los Angeles. I just you to know my thoughts and prayers are with all the citizen of Taiwan.

God bless you all!

Posted by arcy August 16, 09 03:44 PM

Originally, President Ma refused US's aid because he didn't want to make China angry. What a stupid government! If he had accepted aid from US and other countries earlier, more people could have been saved earlier.

Please help Taiwanese people. Not only there are lots of victims from typhoon Morakot, but also we are all victims of President Ma's political policy, which basically is selling Taiwan to China.

Posted by Leonard August 16, 09 04:29 PM

Some pictures are from China, not Taiwan.

Posted by cstr August 16, 09 06:03 PM

photo number 31 touched me deeply

Posted by eris August 16, 09 07:36 PM

For Everybody .... back to God and do something for better life with DON'T DESTROY OUR EARTH

Posted by Ir. J. Handojo August 16, 09 08:57 PM

Taiwan neeeds help; We appreciate governments such as the US , Japan, and Israel who are willing to lend us a hand at the very first place. Regrettably, Mr. Ma Ying Jeou's administaration refused their help also in the first place. By so doing, Mr. Ma put himself on par with Burma's junta regime, who also refused international aid in the wake of Cyclone hit in 2008. We wish intertnatioanl communities to exert more pressures on Mr. Ma's administration to allow more interantioanl aids to come in. It's human life at stake, please !

Karl Marx
Taipei, Taiwan

Posted by Karl Marx August 16, 09 09:18 PM

Chishan, Kaohsiung county is my hometown.
I have been in the high school for three days this week and served food once for the people running out from the helicopters. Their tears on the panic face that made me cry.
Please do whatever you can and let's pray for the villagers and rescuers sincerely.
I belief God will help and fight for us.

Posted by Angelica August 16, 09 09:24 PM

I don't know if you are familiar with Taiwan's history. This time the typhoon took away a lot of the lives who build their home near the moutain areas. However, in fact, they are the aboriginals of Taiwan but their ancestors were chased by immigrants from the mainland two hundred years ago. So they moved gradually to the hillsides, or to the new alluvial fans of some rivers. However, nowadays those areas are not as safe as before due to the improper exploitaton by the government. These aboriginals are monorities and they have ever been fighting against water conservancy projects ten years ago. Their voices get lost and were not paid attention.

Posted by Sheila August 16, 09 09:27 PM

What a terrible tragedy - thank you for providing the world with the opportunity to realise how serious it is through your internet pages and astonishing photos. Who could think that Hell on Earth could come in the form of wind, water and mudslides instead of fire? My friends here in Australia are thinking of everyone in Taiwan, especially those suffering the loss of their families and loved ones, their livelihoods, and their homes... our hearts and love go to you across all those thousands of miles.

Posted by Peter Horne in South Australia August 16, 09 09:45 PM

Taiwan!! my home!!! help them!

Posted by Doris August 16, 09 10:00 PM

God is still speaking to us, human beings__the creation of God. God wants to hear from the bottom of our hearts. We need pray to God. A blessing will come right after a lesson...

Posted by Anonymous August 16, 09 10:04 PM

I am a Chinese from Hong Kong, by seeing another typhoon has rip off Taiwan ppl's lives ,home, and family. It has also rip off my heart in pieces. these signficant typhoon has reminds me the signal of Global warming. If ppl of the wrold don't do it hand to hand. I am afriad there will be more lives, family and places will be vanish and destory from one place to another....God bless Taiwan, give strenght and luck to the rescuers and those who is waiting for help, give peace to the dead,
"Its rescue time, not time to claim responsible, no matter what skin color which country,they from help as much as you can!"

Posted by Ben Fong August 16, 09 10:20 PM

Governors only know how to show off.....Mr. Ma, TW president, must be a stronger man...

God bless TW...........

Posted by Jason August 16, 09 10:26 PM

It is horrible Typhoon to Taiwan, it bited Taiwan but it can't destroy the confidence of Taiwan people!
Taiwan will be stronger after rescue.

Posted by Bob Lee August 16, 09 11:10 PM

I't's exactly that we, Taiwan do need help from ohte country since our ma-government not capable in crisis handling.

And the truth why ma-govermwnt refused aid offered from US and Japan, because China goverment said NO.

Please realize the terrible disaster has take a lot of lifes of our fellows, MTK and ma-goverment, you sholdn't only think wbout your personal and patry's benefit.

Posted by Monica August 16, 09 11:11 PM

Don't blame our government, we don't think they do not concern Taiwan people. Give the encourage to everyone. We are lucky we can sit here now. I trust everyone like Taiwan so much! God always with us!

Posted by Iris Lin August 16, 09 11:31 PM

> Our government refused aid offered from US and Japan at the first place simply they didn't want to lose face.

No, that is not the reason President Ma refused aid from US and Japan. President Ma was afraid of angering China.

No time for politics. President Ma please accept any help from anyone who can save lives in Taiwan.

Posted by SLT August 16, 09 11:45 PM

Taiwan, it is my hometown ,don't give up, I will go back to Taiwan but I will choice east-- Hualian, I will stay with you, let's work together.
Go, go,
the greatest Taiwanese people, Buddha help you.

Posted by William Tsai August 16, 09 11:45 PM
1083. us. We thanks for U.S.A help us and another.

Posted by wang August 16, 09 11:49 PM

I was in Kaohsiung for the World Games and everything was so beautiful and perfect. I loved the people and the country. I hope everyone and every country will help these wonderful people recover from this disaster. Keep Taiwan in your prayers.

Posted by Daisy Yang, wife of Yang, Chuan Kwang, Tsoying August 16, 09 11:50 PM

After the typhoon Morakot hit, Taiwan is in a hazard.
It is not anyone's wrong.
If it was, right now it is still useless to heard any arguing.
What we have to do at this moment is to give out our hand and pray for the victims.
I'm not going to say KMT is right.
I agree that they are definitily wrong but considering about the victims we absolutely don't have time to fight for this.

Posted by James.Yu August 16, 09 11:55 PM

God please help this beautiful island county.

Max respect and attitude

Matthew Lee acidice9

Posted by Matthe Lee Sun Ming August 17, 09 12:08 AM

Taiwan is not well prepared for such a El Nino weather phenomenon, it's easily we can see from the disaster of typhoon Morakot. We urge Taiwanese government to contact the international weather organization to be more aware of how to forecast such phenomenon and meantime, to ask for help from international " at the first moment when they found it'll cause a horrible damage!!! "

Posted by Jiamaga August 17, 09 12:09 AM

Our people , the Taiwanese, are strong and resilient.
Today, we all are very angery, but It will turn into power, strength, and confident.
I know, tomorrow, our homeland will be rebuild, even better and more formosa.


Posted by Tracy Liu August 17, 09 12:38 AM

All of Taiwaner get refresh!
This is time to comtribute your force to the people who needs help!

Posted by Hugh Ho August 17, 09 12:57 AM

God bless Taiwan.
God bless Taiwanese
Let's pray for everyone in Taiwan.

Posted by Jason Gold August 17, 09 01:15 AM

Help Taiwan !!!

The Taiwan government is not pay full attention on this land, even do not care about Taiwan.
untial now, this damage caused hundreds people died....(this is offical said),there're even more then these...
every news is really breaken everyone's heart!!! and we do not konw what the government do for us!!!!!

PLS Help Taiwan!!!

Posted by Fina August 17, 09 02:22 AM

I wish Taiwan president could be awake to face Taiwanese and not always pay attention to China goverment.
Hey! You are a president not a china clown

Posted by xs August 17, 09 02:56 AM

i'm an Italian guy, i have been in taiwan (taichung) for working and many times in kouksiung. I love your country! I'm very sorry to see this pictures, i would like to give an helping but i don't know how.
Sure i will be close to taiwan with my soul!

Good luky Taiwan!

Posted by Lioce Mauro August 17, 09 03:29 AM

Thanks for all help.
It will be great to us.

Thanks for all you guys doing

Posted by Kevin Lee August 17, 09 03:32 AM

Please save Taiwan!

Please! Please save Taiwan! Many villages in Southern Taiwan are still waiting for rescue while our president Ma is still hesitating, even refusing foreign help provided by rescue teams for reasons we don't understand.

Please let more rescue teams know that we REALLY, REALLY need help! We hear so much SOS from the villages in the mountains but couldn't do anything. They have no food, no water, no electricity, all transportation shut down, and phones can't work so there's no communication for already 6 days!!!

The rescue teams in Taiwan are getting tired, and we need more help.

Please ask more helicopters and rescue teams to come and save us! Those who are trapped might not be able to hold on for any longer!

Thank you so much!

Posted by JOSHUA August 17, 09 03:44 AM

Taiwan, in such terrible situation & definitely need of lot of help & support. I'm in Sri Lanka, a Sri Lankan hail from south well remembered how the Tsunami was affected our lives.This is seems non to tsunami, I would say land tsunami. Leaving all political difference a side, I beg all dear & near countries and their people to help at this devastated time to the country of Taiwan, when they need a supporting hand from all of us. Let me contact my friends and see how can we support Taiwan. AM

Posted by ananda manage August 17, 09 03:55 AM

People of Taiwan

My heart is with you!
May God bless you and help get over this situation!

We pray for you!

Posted by Alma August 17, 09 04:04 AM

God bless Taiwan !!!
God bless Taiwan !!!
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God bless Taiwan !!!
God bless Taiwan !!!

Posted by 10 August 17, 09 04:07 AM

People of Taiwan

My heart is with you!
May God bless you and help get over this situation!

We pray for you!

Posted by Alma August 17, 09 04:14 AM

Thanks the foreign for help to Taiwan,
and thanks the world people for take care of Taiwan.

God bless all world people!
God bless all world people!
God bless all world people!

Posted by Ring August 17, 09 04:15 AM

Our president loves his country named Republic Of China(R.O.C.).In Taiwan, we really need Help ,but we don't need Rumor at all. Shame on the Rumor Maker.

Posted by Anonymous August 17, 09 04:46 AM

greedy of human & now to the determination of ourselves ! be aware of your wisdom how to step your next step!
God bless Taiwan

Posted by Victor Lee August 17, 09 05:13 AM

We really have to think what we really want. I don't know how much the government will do for the Taiwanese. Don't expect too much. We have to help ourselves if you still love your country. Those floods are similar to the floods happened in south-east Asia countries because of the governments aren't doing things for the people. If we don't try to take resposiblilty ourselves, who els will save us. If you are smart, please study hard to get a higher degree to find out what caused this flood. If you are good at people and socialize, please be a good governmer to help your ouwn people. We just have to make our country better.

Posted by Di-di August 17, 09 05:52 AM

Please keep care Taiwan.
Thanks for all.

Posted by Sam Liang August 17, 09 07:51 AM

Que el Señor y la Virgen Ilumine el camino de todos nuestros hermanos de taiwan y cada uno de nosotros ecomendemos en nuestras oraciones.

Posted by Anonymous August 17, 09 08:08 AM

feel so sorry about some emotional comments....what we need now is helping each other , not to criticize what kind of government we need!!!! we have to unite our heart! pray for Taiwan, my lovely, beautiful hometown!!

Posted by Amber Chiang August 17, 09 08:35 AM

Taiwan is not a province but a country here. Please noted!

Posted by Liaka August 17, 09 08:40 AM


Posted by MARICEL August 17, 09 10:01 AM

Taiwan don't cry,we will help you in anytime and anywhere,we always in your back,cause we are family, go go Taiwan!

Posted by Victor Lee August 17, 09 10:25 AM

After this terrible typhoon hit Taiwan, one question rose: What does heck our harvard-educated president was doing? Although he received education in the Western world, his brain is still teeming with communism!

Posted by Anonymous August 17, 09 10:32 AM

It is heartbreaking. Let's all pray so that disasters like these won't happen again anywhere.

Posted by Anonymous August 17, 09 10:50 AM

I'm happy to see the pictures of the Typhoon Marakot hit china. It's wonderful. It's God's punishment to the chinese. After observing many singapore chinese showing racism acts towards non-chinese, I hate chinese.

Posted by Singaporean August 17, 09 01:01 PM

Every person who cares can always pitch in to help. From individuals, schools, private organizations, governmental instituations. Gather the money, whether is ONE dollar or by the thousands.....Donate the money to reliable charities and organization to help them...

Posted by Michael August 17, 09 03:11 PM

god bless Taiwan! how would I forgotten you! I was cheered this island since 1988

Posted by Todd August 17, 09 03:55 PM

I am from Taiwan too though I live in the US now. I cannot help but cried whenever I read the news about Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan. I hope everyone can get through this tough time.

I am so angry at Ma's incompetency. Even though it is useless criticizing him now. However, this is a lesson that the Taiwanes government and the Taiwanese should learn. The price is high when you elected an incompetent president. As Ma blamed the local government and relieved himself from all responsibilities, more people will die. There is a difference between efficient government vs. inefficient, incompetent government. Central government has to get involved right away with disaster like this. Military help needs to be dispatched the moment the disaster strikes. Leaving everything to local government just proves Ma's inabililty to lead a country.

Posted by Elisa August 17, 09 04:43 PM

Thanks everyone who blesses TAIWAN and helps TAIWAN.
Our ancestors immigrate to such a geological weakness island at the fringe of the ocean; and we suffer the restless hitting from Typhoon and Earthquake almost every year.
Of cause, the miseries events not only from nature power in history just like very emigrant society all over the world.
Anyway, our future needs more love and more care from YOU to revival. Whatever who are you.
K-J Hsu
Fulbright Scholar in Lincoln, NE

Posted by K-J Hsu August 17, 09 07:44 PM

Hope it will over immediately. God Bless Taiwan.

Posted by Anonymous August 17, 09 08:49 PM

We have to pay more and more for then~~

Posted by Stanley Chang August 17, 09 09:42 PM

pray for my beloved country.. even tho I cannot do anything. ='[ It is very depressing.. I love Taiwan and I wish I could be there to help out.

God Bless Beautiful Taiwan!

Posted by Emilicous August 17, 09 10:14 PM

This typhoon killed many people and destroied their houses. They losed their children and perent. But our government officials still pretend to be ignorant of the situation .Thanks for other countries help Taiwan.

Ruby from Taiwan,Kaoshiung

Posted by Ruby August 17, 09 10:28 PM

Our Taiwan government is doing well for the time being. We can rebuilt our own country, thanks for the helps from friends all over the world .Don't be serious about the peoples of DPP saying who always told a lie both in Taiman and in abroad.

Posted by Edward August 17, 09 10:48 PM

Help Taiwan help them! Taiwan is a lovly country! God bless Taiwan. Taiwan will be strong.

Posted by Nadia Kao August 17, 09 11:06 PM

Although, we can't believe our government.
But, I believe All Taiwanese are strong, so Taiwan will be OK.
We need to have confidence. We will pass it.
God Bless Taiwan!!!

Posted by Karen August 17, 09 11:08 PM

i hate taiwanese always try to bring everything(seriously,EVERTHING) with political,everyone knows politicsl is a joke unless your f*cking blind.peope died but you guys still are blaming on this or that,man...blame on ourselves cause we never treasure our land.jeez.....

Posted by Nikki August 17, 09 11:18 PM

"May the Lord of mercy bless the people of Taiwan even as they recover from their lost of friends and love ones. May the truth of God be revealed during this time of grief through the love of God's people that Jesus's Name be glorify. Amen"
Repent of your sins and receive His eternal salvation.
Christ died for us on the cross and cleanse our sins with His blood.
He resurrected on the 3rd day conquering death that through His resurrection we might have eternal live.
Halleluia! Praise The Lord!
Jesus said "Come you who are weary and are heavy laden and I will give you rest".

Posted by Juliet Lee August 17, 09 11:24 PM

We sincerely do need international help to spend some expertise to direct the action, especially who with the experience in Indian Ocean earthquake/tsunami. Please, we do need help.

However, I have to retort 947's comments.
Please be reasonable and objective. "Lose face" is not the reason why gorvernment refused the aid. The mis-communication and wrong estimation are the main reasons lead to the expansion of the damage.

Posted by San August 17, 09 11:26 PM

Hoping the entire rescue can promptly reach the heart of the damage and the government can function more accurately. God Bless Taiwan, God Bless the survivor and God Bless the Hero.

Posted by Reggie August 17, 09 11:40 PM

The government is useless, not efficient at all.
shame on them!
Taiwanese people , God bless you all!

Posted by Johnny Lin August 17, 09 11:52 PM

Everyone watch this News photo .......just say ....God Bless Taiwanese & Help them.....

Posted by Ignatius Lee August 18, 09 12:42 AM

You said you loved us.
Why did you send us this typhoon?
Why did you let so many of us lose our homes and loved ones?
Where were you when we needed help?
Have you forsaken us?

Posted by Bill Mak August 18, 09 01:10 AM

Please stop disputing each other, just do our best to help Taiwan to survive from the wound.

Posted by Anita Chen August 18, 09 01:21 AM

As a citizen living in this land (Taiwan), I couldn't be more depressed with seeing so many people of our own suffering from this catastrophe. It came so fast and is way far from what we can react than ever before. However, even though it is a disaster from the mother nature, there were no reasons why the rescue effort from Taiwan's central government came so late, as the news reports showed. Today is the 11th day after the typhoon Morakot, we finally see some "slow but big" moves from the central government in front of the press spot light, but that simply does not provide critical help at all because the urgent period for saving life has been thrown away by their ignorance. We see the criticism from all over this land continues, it keeps growing and shows so sign of ceasing. I personally don't want to turn this to a political argument, but let the fact speaks itself:
(1) At the first place, the central government of Taiwan did not respond to it as a disaster and did whatsoever is necessary (although the President Ma said to a foreign reporter, it is the biggest disaster in the history). If they did, they should have played a more active role on rescuing people than just standing behind the local government as a supporter (see the news on 8/8 or 8/9). When a big calamity came, no central administrative system in any state of the world will push away his responsibility of such an urgent matter of rescuing people to the local governor who has no power in calling for military aid. Does this sound like a joke? A joke that comes with the sacrifice of so many people buried, while I cried out in tears.
(2) After so many days of criticizing his incompetence, the President Ma is still set "hunting for opportunities of clarifying his innocence before the press (international or domestic)" as the first priority, but tightfisted to give any substantial promise of resolution to the refugees (I am not willing to use this term, but actually they did look like). He and his team still treated this event as another "public affair" than a "disaster". I personally have difficulty to understand such an "extremely calm" reaction so far.
We try to learn, learn with such a big price, a big price without knowing when and where to pay back. We have no way of avoiding the counter-attack from the mother nature, if that results from our mistakes of overusing this land. But I don't agree that we should allow an "extremely calm" president and his team (can I say "cold-blood"? let you judge) to get away from the mistakes they made. They should pay for their incompetence.
The rescue works are continuing, mostly by the people themselves using very primitive tools and ways. Some of the suffered villagers were temporarily settled by some nongovernmental organization. We are eager to see some substantial action taken from the leader of Taiwan. Please don't wait till it is too late. Please .......

Posted by Jong-Cheng Wu August 18, 09 02:03 AM

I live in Taiwan.
Thanks for all of you who pray for Taiwan
We will stand up and be strong

Our president Mr. Ma is too proud and do not pay attention in Taiwan's internal affair, and miss the time to rescue people from disaster, he should take the full responsibility of his fault.

Posted by ChrisChen August 18, 09 02:11 AM

God bless Taiwan

Posted by elmo August 18, 09 02:38 AM

GOD please help us.....
I lost my sister and her family (husband, son, mother in law) coz typhon moracot...
in Taiwan.....

Posted by alex August 18, 09 02:38 AM

GOD please help us.....
I lost my sister and her family (husband, son, mother in law) coz typhon moracot...
in Taiwan.....

Posted by alex August 18, 09 02:41 AM

The Taiwan government did a very good job already, I been south of Taiwan since second day of the disaster, the rescue team, the army all devoted to the rescue, most people writing here they have the political purpose. The CNN reporter comments is not correct, most people well look after by the government and they¡¦re living in a safe place provided by government and not short of food and clothing. Seeing is believing rather than listen to rumors.

CNN have no right to host an survey regard Taiwan¡¦s internal affair, would CNN have the guess to do the same to China, their reporter will get lockup.

Posted by Paul Fan August 18, 09 03:51 AM

Thanks for the help
Taiwan really need your help
pray for every people in the disaster

Posted by yang August 18, 09 04:09 AM

God loves Taiwan...

Posted by August 18, 09 05:17 AM

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2, 10 (Philippines 栮ᯮ)

4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 29, 31, 32, 36 (Taiwan ¥xÆW)

Posted by Huo-Ming August 18, 09 05:36 AM

Sai sabka bhala karenge. Shradha our Saburi
!! Om Sai Ram !!

Posted by Nilesh V. Sawant August 18, 09 09:13 AM

how pretty to all the victims , may god bless them !! don't worry ,to-morrow will be bright !!

Posted by grace leung August 18, 09 09:37 AM

Taiwan people, we all stand by you. Be brave and strong to face the future.

Posted by ronodi August 18, 09 10:50 AM

...If everyone can just donate at least one dollar to the Red Cross on the behalf of Taiwan...even a small donation can add up and make a BIG difference.

Posted by bastet59 August 18, 09 11:34 AM

im from southern taiwan,
Perhaps these disaster situations indeed are artificial create,
But the present matter has occurred , its useless to say anything,
the people are in danger , they dont need any reproach , they just
their family safe or back , trades an angle to think , if the matter
occurs on you , what will you think ? Therefore please do not take
pleasure in others' misfortunes! Which country no matter you come
from , do not accuse the government or the people again!Because
the matter has occurred, please pray that they are safe,pray they
can find their family , does not divide the country,does not divide the
group , help us , help those disaster victims ,we need your help,
not despises judgment, asks everybody to stand in the identical
battleline, reconstructs everybody's homeland together!

Posted by Wendy Yu August 18, 09 12:15 PM

Come to a benefit concert to fund relief efforts. Pei-Yeh Tsai plays Chopin pieces at St John the Evangelist, 35 Bowdoin St, Boston. Listen to music, reflect, pray and donate if you want

26 August 2009, 5:30 pm
35 Bowdoin St, Boston

Posted by DJ Hatfield August 18, 09 01:48 PM

I'm from Taiwan and now living in the rural America. I had only learned about the news from the internet, not from TV as I don't have any Chinese channels. This is the first time I got to see so many photos about the flood in Taiwan. I can't stop crying at looking at them.

For my fellow people in Taiwan or from Taiwan, please, think about what we can do for Taiwan. Don't just wait for or blame the government. No government is perfect. We need to stand up and start to do something to help make our country better.

Posted by Michelle August 18, 09 01:53 PM

A good government needs support and supervision from good citizens. I understand right now people are angry about our leader and our government. But what have we ourselves done for our country so far? I mean, when it comes to public issues, do we have enough knowledge what we are doing and facing? If not, why don't we try to understand them more before ranting effortlessly? More fundamentally speaking, are we passing on the right values to our next generations so that they can be good citizens? I might be naive, but I believe, only through this can we have quality citizens, then a good government. Only then, we can see hope in Taiwan.

Posted by Michelle August 18, 09 02:12 PM

God Bless the Taiwanese people . It's horrible to see what nature can do .
Your in my prayers and the America's thoughts always.

Posted by Theresa Hildebrandt August 18, 09 04:20 PM

My village is also one of the victims by Typhoon Morakot, but I know that we are strong and we can rebuilt our beautiful village again (of course it won't look the same as before, but it will still beautiful, even more...), so stop crying or blaming anyone now, cause we don't have time to cry. Give hopes, please!
I deeply appreciate to everyone who those helping us from everywhere.
Thank you!!!!!

Posted by karen August 18, 09 04:43 PM

I hope that everyone affected by this terrible storm have a speedy recovery.

My heart goes out to all of you.

Ronald Naka
La Canada, CA

Posted by Ronald Naka August 18, 09 06:17 PM

Anger~~look these pictures,Taiwan's member of goverment all should got out!!!

Posted by jessie August 18, 09 09:36 PM

There's politics everywhere, whether you like it or not. Being a Taiwanese, I would not sacrifice my nationality for anything. There is help from countries that I can remain a proud Taiwanese.

If someone wants to start the issue of who the biggest thief is in Taiwan, the KMT it is. See how this party took over Taiwan illegally after they lost the Chinese civil war after 1949. I don't understand why people brought up Chen, Shui-bien at this moment.

Posted by Yu-ping Cheng August 18, 09 10:10 PM

May God's blessings with Taiwanese.
Protect & guide them.

Posted by Vicky Cheung Toronto Canada August 18, 09 10:46 PM

I am Taiwanese , Thanks for your blessing.
God blesses TAIWAN !

Posted by «ÌªFªü«G August 18, 09 11:10 PM

GOD BLESS TAIWAN and the WORLD! Thank you for whoever help us and pray for us! I love Taiwan and it's my home!

Posted by Wing August 18, 09 11:26 PM

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Morgan August 18, 09 11:28 PM

For those who think that the Ma government is incapable of delivering in a disaster, you are right, but remember the government right now also served under Ah Bien and the DPP. In fact, pretty much the only thing that HAS changed is that the ROC (Taiwan) has a different president. Compared to most other ROC presidents, he has a sense of honour and justice, which is overlooked when most people are looking for a scapegoat to accuse. Remember, Ma Ying Jeoh is the capable one, it is his government who is incapable and avoiding action. On a another note, the Taiwanese people have a notorious reputation of accusing the government for their own wrongdoings.

Posted by observer August 18, 09 11:29 PM

Because blaming the gov't is so much easier than accepting the fact ~ human beings are made of flesh and blood and w have no control over nature. So you think gov't is a heartless machine? Or they are made up of your father, mothers, brothers and sisters too ? Hello! Stop blaming the gov't and start taking responsibility as a citizen, action speaks louder than words.

Posted by vs in taipei August 18, 09 11:36 PM

Now is not the time to be pointing fingers at a specific group or party. The people living in the areas affected were given warnings to evacuate. Some may have taken the warning seriously, but the outcome is that most did not. No one should be under blame for a natural disaster. Now is the time to be unified and to help the victims recover and find their loved ones. Childish games form a blockade upon what is most important right now. God bless Taiwan.

Posted by emily August 18, 09 11:57 PM

I hate to see people spreading negative thoughts and words about KMT and try to enlarge the gap between the Chinese and Taiwanese. They may not have done the best job but this is not the time for political games! Please unite together and utilize your strength and time 100% to help the victims. The people in southern Taiwan, SE China, and Philippine who are suffering are one of us, we are all human.

Posted by Jen-ning August 19, 09 12:00 AM

Unfortunately, I really cried ~ ~ ~ ~

Posted by marco Lin August 19, 09 12:27 AM

when i finished looking all these above pictures, i pray the Almighty God to take care all the Typhoon victims.
I'm really sorry for all of the victims and also worry for their future!
I know i can do nothing, here, for them, all.
However, the Unvisible but Omniscience God can take care all His creature and thus i prayed to Him for you all.

May God Keep you all saved and bless you more.

Posted by Saw Moo Ler August 19, 09 02:11 AM

I am from Blaine Wa,USA. Seeing these pictures brings tears in my eyes. I feel so sorry for everybody and wish I could do something for all of you.
Nature is so powerful, but these pains bring us together as a human race, God bless all of you. Thanks for all those young and strong ones who helped the weak and old, THANK YOU !!

Posted by CY August 19, 09 02:15 AM

Thanks to everyone.

I come from Taiwan, but I am not the victims.
There are lots of people pray in the word.
I very appreciated.
Holp the people can perk up from the disaster.

Posted by double August 19, 09 03:02 AM

Can someone to help Taiwan delivering a "real president"?

Posted by Charles August 19, 09 03:42 AM

Best Wishes all of the people in TW.

God Bless!!

Posted by Bonnie August 19, 09 03:43 AM

Being one of the Taiwan citizen, I would like to thank everyone who cared and prayed for Taiwan. I love to travel and I just been to Tai Tung (south eastern Taiwan) last April, it was really a beautiful place and nice people too from the region and left me plenty of sweet memories. But now it's a mess! it really breaks my heart seeing these pictures. Let us stop blaming each other and join our hands together to help all of the victims back there.

Posted by Jeff August 19, 09 04:06 AM

I suggest 3 important things right know, to all people in these world,
be helpful,
do not selfish,
and believe in god(in own region).

Posted by wINSTON jACK. Sarawakian. Borneo August 19, 09 04:41 AM

From an East Indian living in Canada..

I'm wishing and hoping for the bestt. Hang in there brothers and sisters.

Posted by Jas August 19, 09 07:39 AM

Now and forever , Taiwan is my HOME. i hate the" typhoon Morakot"
it killed a lot of people of northern Area of Taiwan. Let us pray the people and rescue the people from the diaster. God Bless us country.

Posted by anderson August 19, 09 09:18 AM

I wish the catastrophies could have been prevented earlier.
So many people have died.
I wish they did not have to go through all these.
The government should plan well to rebuild everything and move the people who lose their homes and families to safer places.

Posted by Irene August 19, 09 10:23 AM

Please help Taiwan

Posted by sheri August 19, 09 10:24 AM

Please help Taiwan!!

Posted by Anonymous August 19, 09 10:58 AM

I soo agree with the posters of posts 1158# & 1159#

Please people, do bear in mind that the government President Ma has to work with had severd under Ah Bien and DPP. During this very short period in which he has to get used to the presidency he has to fight that uphill battle and the economic crisis!!!
Eventhough President Ma and the KMT came into power last year, there are still people working against them inside the government. Look at the mud throwing circus during the presidential elections back then!!!
This is something he has to live with and it happens everywhere not just in governments!!
The fact that President Ma was unable to put the relief in force is a negative point from which we all hope he will learn from. We all learn from our mistakes, do we not??

I also agree with post 1064#
The DPP had ruled Taiwan for 2 terms. What have they done for Taiwan during those 2 terms??

There are posters on this board saying that the KMT should not have voted away the 80-billion or 160-billion to rescue Taiwan from flood disaster, yet we have to ask ourselves:
1) With the greedy nature and character of the DPP leaders at that time would that amount really have been used for preventing flood disasters?
2) If that truly came to pass, would it have been useful or another waste of money??

And finally we have to ask ourselves:
Why do we always blame the government when people are dying from natural disasters? We should spend our energy in working to save lives, help others, donate money for rescue & relief.

This is really typical behavior of DPP members and fans, but I admit that many people just start to criticize everytime bad things happen even non DPP. We've had enough of negativity. If you had saved lives, volunteered and or helped during evacuations be proud and know that you have contributed to help Taiwan towards a speedy recovery.

The criticizing crowd may shout and scream for a new president, but really who else do you want for the next president then? If another disaster happens and your father, sibling, uncle, next door neighbour, classmate was president would you boo them off and demand another president??? My good it's getting repetitive!!!

From a Taiwanese living in Europe!!

Posted by anonymous August 19, 09 11:44 AM

May God help the People and the Land of il Formosa to recover from this nature disaster of historical proportion.

Blame game serves ill to our suffering people but self-serving power hungry bunch that has superiority complex. It's time for "we the people of " Taiwan to stand up and show our resilience character and our determination to rebuild our homeland. "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country" (JFK Jan 20th, 1961).

Posted by Andy August 19, 09 12:54 PM

God please help the people of Taiwan. Save them from the disaster. Have geat mercy on them and give them extre grace in this difficult time. Amen.

Posted by SH Leung August 19, 09 02:40 PM

Ma and the old government officials have been in local or central government for decades. Their ability is as poor as before. I didn't vote them last time and obviously I will not vote KMT for the rest of my life. They just need to stop talking and help those who suffered from the disaster. If a government can't help its people, we don't need it. Stop finding excuses. We don't need so many arguments from any official's mouth. They need to collaborate all the resources to help the suffering people.
Their arrogant speech really show their "noble blood" and attitude toward the ordinary people. Most of them don't know what is democracy. I really feel sorry for most Taiwanese who were deceived by the officials and media.

Posted by Luke in Taiwan August 19, 09 03:05 PM

It hurts to see my home town in destruction. I love my beautiful Formosa. It hurts to see the destruction and lost of lives. I only wish I was there to help right now. Yet, I cannot do anything but give the best prayers I have and deliver love to Taiwan. Government may have flaws, but why focus on the corruption? They're are many other people's effort that should be appreciated. Our soldier, our volunteers, police, people, and many more each dedication and efforts is a symbolism of love and hope. Please don't neglect the hearts of those people. Destruction is not only in Taiwan. Destruction anywhere on the planet earth is an ache in my heart. Lost of lives is something no one wants to see.Please know that we all take part and responsibility in this planet. I am still learning and will learn that their is no difference in who we are, what we are, we are all the same. Human. All God's child. God bless you~! With love and hope.

Posted by blue_scent August 19, 09 03:34 PM

Taiwanese saves oneself. Taiwan government rejects help of the foreign country. It tells a lie in front of the people in the whole country when arriving at extreme.
When the spread believes the rescue to be requested toward international one by one person a person on the [dakara] network

The government is not stopped being criticized. The government often carries out the responsibility and the victim cannot be saved. The president finally confronts the issue when arriving at extreme as only the image of his media worries. The president is ruling the country by the evaluation to him of media.

Do you ask can your acceptances of such the president?

Posted by Matsu August 19, 09 03:36 PM

Some Taiwanese say China provided no help but as a Chinese I have to say that is not true.
For one thing, last year when earthquake hit Sichuan, many Chinese people donated their money but one year later, these people found that their donations did not go to those people really in need, instead the local government took the money for some other purposes. That causes Chinese people to seek other ways to donate for Taiwan, some religious organization or ngo, rather than the goverment controlled organizations. But everyone knows that the Chinese government is very harsh on these organizations out of its control.
For another thing, it is OK for Taiwan to accept help from Japan and USA and no one would say a word. But if someone say "let's seek help from China", that will result in a fight between KMT and DPP. Actually, before the portable shelters from China arrived in Taiwan, some people claimed these shelters contained toxic materials and refused to take them. I do not want to judge the quality of the shelters but how can they predict this before they saw the shelters? These people refused the help, leaving thousands of homeless people in cold water. It is true that Chinese products are nortorious for their low quality but will Chinese government provide these low quality junk to Taiwan, making Taiwanese even more hate China?
Lastly, the best rescue teams often belong to army. I believe that no Taiwanese, no matter KMT or DPP, will let PLA army rescuers go to Taiwan. They can let US armies and Japanese armies go to Taiwan because Taiwan Japan and US are allies.

I just want to say that do not blame China for not helping Taiwan. I am in the US and also made donations to Taiwan through religious organizations. Hope every one safe. Bless.

Posted by Chen August 19, 09 04:46 PM

I am from Taiwan too. After viewing these photos, tears coming down my face. I hope all is well with people in Taiwan. Taiwanese people are brave. This should pass.
My prayers are with you.

Posted by Tien August 19, 09 05:02 PM

I am sorry that this incident happened on your land. Please use this unfortunate incident as an alarming call for caring for the earth. Global warming is a serious thing, and such a circumstance could happen anywhere in the world. It is still not too late to reverse it. It's a global effort. Together, we will succeed. My thoughts, prayers, and encouragements are with all of you.

Posted by Tay August 19, 09 08:04 PM

It is true as it is an alarm call for caring the earth. SAFE EARTH AND SAFE OUR GENERATION !
God bless !
Let's pray for everyone !

Posted by Annie-Malaysia August 19, 09 09:51 PM

God Bless All Of You in this nature disaster !
I guess nothing much we can do excet to PRAY FOR EVERYONE SAFETY and gather our strength, courage, faith, etc to brave this suituation ..!
I am sure rescue funds and personnels are already there or on the way...!
Hang On ....... Pray Hard .!!

Posted by Gilbert Lee August 19, 09 10:01 PM

God bless all the people and hope all human being will unite to fight global warming. Peace for everyone.

Posted by Lamb August 19, 09 10:43 PM

It's a bad new to Taiwan

So sad!!!!!

Posted by Judy August 19, 09 10:44 PM

Extreme pro/con statements about KMT and DPP - who cares? They won't help the slightest in the recovery and reconstruction of the typhoon-ravaged homeland. Both Parties's records of serving our mother land are dismal to say the least. In spite of this, President Ma, like his predecessor President Chen, was nevertheless elected to serve the national interests by the People not by polical parties. Don't like President's policy toward China? Unless you can gather enough people to force an impeachment proceeding or vote him out in the next election, get over with it. Moaning and groaning on every darn thing/action the President did/took, just add more noises and distractions that won't do any good for Taiwan's people.

Posted by Andy August 20, 09 12:23 AM

May God Bless Taiwan.
What Happen already the past.....
The future need to carry on........
Be strong Taiwan.......

God Bless Taiwan.....

Posted by jean August 20, 09 12:44 AM

Katrina in Taiwan
I lived in the States when Katrina hit Orleans and now live in Taiwan.
This time I can say it's Katrina in Taiwan.
It's really that bad when I see what happened in Taiwan.
Our president Ma also responses exactly the way George Bush Jr. responses.
Ma even blames those victims for not evacuating in time.
After winning presidency and the most of the seats in the congress,
KMT has all the powers they need to manage this country.
However, see how clumsy this absolute power reacts to the rescue?
Ma said he will take full responsibility but I think there will only be
couple of small potatoes stepping down as punishment from Ma.
This is the an arrogant government that doesn't serve its people right.
My country fellows in Taiwan, let's teach them a lesson in the next election.

P.S. My friends and I volunteer to help in the rescue.
Please help those in need in every way you can.
Appreciate the international aides from all friendly countries.
Taiwan will be there for you as well when you need help.

Posted by Taiwanese August 20, 09 01:08 AM

pray for everyone

Posted by Conan August 20, 09 02:08 AM

It's so sad to see what the disastrous typhoon has brought to Taiwan. May god help those who have lost their beloved to stand up again.

With all our best wishes from Hong Kong.

Posted by A. Lau August 20, 09 03:04 AM

I believe the outcry against President Ma’s failure to react (both prior to as well as after the typhoon) is heavily politically-motivated. This is because the areas which were struck are largely deep green and therefore they are more than ready to point accusatory fingers at Ma, who is from the blue party.
Taiwan has a sophisticated high-tech emergency response system in place to cope with the numerous typhoons that hit the country each year. The national government joins forces with provincial governments to ensure that the highest level of preventative measures is taken. Access to media channels and government information (such as the development of the storm, warning signals, evacuation orders, cancellation of schools/businesses) are available to all and communicated in an open and widespread manner. Most ex-pats living in Taiwan – like myself – feel that the government’s typhoon approach is tirelessly preventative and almost exaggerated because it is just so.. well, so good. But it must be that way for “just in case” scenarios.
So what happened this time?
The consequences of this storm were not the result of a failure in Taiwan's typhoon response system, or of any political party in Taiwan. They were the result of an unpredictable natural disaster - the unusually heavy rainfall which triggered landslides and flooding. The fatal consequences of villagers who perished are a result of their failure to evacuate even though they had been warned to do so. Finally, the difficulty of rescue operations lay in the hostile weather conditions which made access to the isolated areas extremely dangerous. Nevertheless, Taiwan mobilized its army and resources immediately to do the best they could and many brave souls risked their own lives to save others - proving to be fatal at times as well, as we witnessed with the helicopter crash.
I also believe that the root cause of the storm is the failure of us – the world – to adequately deal with the threat of global warming and it’s consequences of more vicious, and unpredictable weather.

Posted by Colin August 20, 09 04:09 AM

An ironical fact here is media of mainland China are reporting about Taiwan flood and disaster in all aspects, daily and nightly, and they choose to ignore people in Fujian and Zhejiang...

Posted by Hisoka August 20, 09 04:28 AM

I am from Taiwan

Thanks all of you

Posted by Anna August 20, 09 05:08 AM

be strong and rebuild our home,jist like Wenchuan earthquick in China.

Posted by wujiashun August 20, 09 07:16 AM

The reason why Chinese media (mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong) "ignores" the people in Fujian and Zhejiang is because the damage that Morakot had done to those places are very minimal. As far as I know, only 3 or 4 people died when the typhoon struck. Millions of people were evacuated because Morakot even arrived. Comparing to the situation in Taiwan, mainland China is doing fine, maybe even great.
I am really disgusted with some of the Taiwanese. All they care about is politics. Many of them said Ma did't act in the first few days was because he was hoping that China would come to the rescue. Even if Ma really wanted to, the many stubborn Taiwanese would not let that happen. For they would all scream "Invasion!!! PLA on Taiwan!!!" or something like that. Disregarding the ugly politics, letting the PLA to join the rescuing efforts is definitely beneficial, because they are very strong in both quantity and quality (as demonstrated in Sichuan last year and during the massive flooding in 1998), also they are just a strait away from Taiwan. There is also no language barriers.
Best wishes to the victims of this disaster

Posted by Ed August 20, 09 08:35 AM

pray for everyone

Posted by max August 20, 09 08:52 AM

dear all ~
I am Taiwaness... very appreciate everyone who care taiwan and pray for us!
Natural disaster is getting more and more serious that remind us have to protect our earth...

pray for everyone

Posted by LUCY August 20, 09 09:40 AM

I don't understand. There are many people out there trying to blame one another for coming late or what insufficient help giving or some other nonsense. To me all these are like story tellers at the road side. Tell all kind of bull sh*t. Just like the A(H1N1) flu, many governments are reluctant to announce the state of emergency as the death toll is not alarmingly significant enough (haven't reach the necessary percentage). Again, that's nonsense. How many death is enough? Another dead is another life gone. Enough said, how many percent of the world is wearing a mask at this moment?
How many people are willing to get their hands dirty and help instead of criticizing or reciting other people's view? It breaks my heart to see so many people whining, complaining instead of praying.
I was looking for a site to donate money but instead I found this.

Posted by Disappointed one August 20, 09 09:50 AM

god bless Tawain!!!
pray for everyone...

Posted by Anonymous August 20, 09 09:58 AM

Oh what a terrible typhoon ? !
This typhoon makes many people fell ..... : ) ) *

Posted by Nicole = ] August 20, 09 10:22 AM

My heart goes out to your country. You will have much to do to recover from this disaster. After Katrina in Lousiana they were over a year recovering. And some still are strugling. I have been praying for you. God will help.

Posted by Ruth Kelbel August 20, 09 10:42 AM

I am not back home in Taiwan, but I can still help; I can donate.
If you are not home, you can still help !
We can work together and get our home back to the way it was again.

Posted by orange August 20, 09 11:22 AM

God bless Taiwan!
R.I.P for all the Taiwanese!!!

Posted by Anonymous August 20, 09 11:39 AM

People should donate money to relief funding in Taiwan. It's really a tragic disaster. Everyone who wasnt affected should be very grateful they survived. I have family in Taiwan, and luckily none of them were hurt or died. There are a lot of relief foundations, and I donated. Everyone should.

Posted by Anonymous August 20, 09 12:06 PM

To all those who tried to lay blame and made hate remarks about Chinese which are completely irrevalent in this situation. This is a nautral disaster that brought about great loss of lives and properties which no one should want to see happen in any country in the world. The major concern here should be the provision of all forms of assistance to those in need immediately. Innocent people are suffering and hurting while we are wasting time debating who should be responsible for taking appropriate actions to alleviate the sufferings of the people affected. We are, first and foremost, human beings, no matter what ethnice group and religion you belong to and what country you are from, we should reach out and do whatever we could to help the victims of this disaster or any other disasters in the world for that matter. This is not the time to talk politics and lay blames, none of which will help all those who suffer. Let us provide the assistance needed to help the victims, in the form of spiritual, monetary and materials contributions.

Posted by B. Lau August 20, 09 12:06 PM

Re. 1132
Dammed if you do, damned if you don't, isn't it?
What a pity, this blue horse can do no right in the eyes of self-righteous greens.
God help us .....

Posted by Andy August 20, 09 02:52 PM

God still love Taiwan. We do not know why it happens but we have to trust that HE is still the ruler over this Universe.

Posted by David C - Toronto August 20, 09 04:02 PM

Sometimes, if there is no pain, sorrow and disaster events; we don't know who God is.
Let's us pray in our hearts with love, kindness, care, understanding and supports for these brothers and sisters that are part of us for they are all part of the human family distant away.
I believed It is always the thoughts in our minds that make things happen
Pray and bless them.

Posted by Cheuk Tom August 20, 09 04:44 PM

I feel really bad for all them. I hope that htey all be strong once again. May god guide you through this tragic disaster. All you need to do is stick together, and you will be fine.

Posted by ananomys August 20, 09 07:33 PM

I am Taiwanese and I love Taiwan.
God bless Taiwan.

Love from all the Taiwanese in Australia

Posted by Anonymous August 20, 09 09:13 PM

God bless Taiwan. The President of Taiwan reacted too slow. He & his Member must be punished. I really hope the Taiwan people stand up strong & rebuild their homeland once again.

Posted by Philip August 20, 09 09:38 PM

we have learnt lessons from the sufferings of taiwan, but sadly we can never learn enough. everyone who heard the news or 've seen the damages and sufferings via the media feels for the people of Taiwan. i'm sure lots of prayers are said for the country, relief in whatever forms are pouring in, lots of anger have been vented too. so maybe it's time to make plans of how to rebuild the country to prevent losses in coming catastrophes.

Posted by May Tamm August 20, 09 09:38 PM

hope all good luck!!!

Posted by Anonymous August 20, 09 09:56 PM

Owner of comment 1112, I am a Singaporean Chinese. It is a sad to hear that you harbor so much hatred against chinese. I send you love and hope that love will grow in your heart. Only love can make the world a better place. May your days be filled with happiness rather than hate.

God is full of love & mercy. It is human that destroying the world with our harm to the environment. With the grace of God, you will not be condem. Focus your heart on Gods' grace & sin no more. God is good.

Posted by Jackson Ng August 20, 09 09:59 PM

If we could lay the blame on someone for the disaster will make a miracle to let those died people come back to live again, and could stop or change the nature disasters.....JUST DO IT....

We are all human beings. Who has the power to change the facts which had already happened...NOBODY...okey.

Easier said than done. So,shut your mouth and take off your clothes. Come to the place to help.

Posted by monica August 20, 09 10:11 PM

God bless Formosa!
Being reminded: Be vegan, refrain from killing to save our beautiful planet.

Posted by Alice August 21, 09 12:44 AM

I am a Taiwanese and currently in Taiwan.
Thanks for all photographers took these photos and showed to other people.
Also thanks for all helps, goods and materials from other countries. This is what we need mostly at this moment.

This disaster is said to be the reflection of global warming... Human beings are suffering from what we have done to nature...

This is again a cruel lesson we have to remember..........

Posted by Alan Chen August 21, 09 12:45 AM

I am touched when I see my fellow Chinese are so brave and strong in front of the natural disaster. From those two kids' face, we see our future hope. Let all Chinese united together, help each other and make tomorrow a better day for you and for me.

Posted by Ying August 21, 09 02:56 AM

May God giv strong hearts to our friends in Taiwan...Pray to giv us strong heart to face anythings happen.."tomorrow wil be better than today"...

Posted by Phoebe quah August 21, 09 06:17 AM

May Taiwan rise after this disaster.
This is Karma but sad indeed that those innocence one will be affected.
May all Taiwnanese unite and build again.

Posted by KK August 21, 09 06:53 AM

I am in Taiwan, but are on the safety place that are free from flood and mudslide attacks. I really hope government can speed up the recovery of the damage and gave more aid on the peoples which their homeland are being attack. Do not blame each others anymore, do what it must to do and do not just blame and talk.

Posted by Anonymous August 21, 09 07:20 AM

As a foreigner living in Taiwan for 4 years now and from my experiences and observations of typhoons. This typhoon morakot was huge and granted it carried alot of precipatation over its traveling path. The alishan mountains some of the highest in Taiwan's region usually take the brunt of the storms and will considerably weaken most typhoons afterwards. However due to so much rain
almost 3200mm , the mountains and rivers were overflowed and with no where else to go it came down the mountansides. This typhoon also moved very very slow. Therefore it allowed so much rain to fall for days. My point is this...This was a natural catasrophe waiting to happen. The maintenance of roads & crossings and such are really poor. There should be more Gov. standards to secure these important bridges roads and crossings in-case something like this occurs.
It is an exact reminder of Katrina in 2005, where little was done and all city and state officials just hoped and hoped that everthing would be ok in the end.

I love Taiwan, and always will please open your heart to Taiwan's people .
It will take along time to rebuild safer and more secure conditions. I can only hope that this will never ever be repeated.

Posted by TAIWANROCKSDUDE August 21, 09 09:52 AM

What happened, had happened. So, don't keep on blaming to each other as there's no cure anymore. So, the most important thing is to have a review on this disaster and to improve from the mistake.

Posted by Agnes Cheah August 21, 09 10:02 AM

I hope taiwan people will better in the later days!

Posted by kevin August 21, 09 11:25 AM

Dear Taiwan Friends,
Wish you all the best !!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Danny August 21, 09 12:11 PM

can't stop shedding tears whenever I watch the news..
i wonder what the government has actually done to help the victims, all they do is making promises that can't be realized

Posted by lele August 21, 09 12:14 PM

One dream, one China

Posted by Luke Chan August 21, 09 12:26 PM

Unbeliveble , Very Sad situation in Taiwan, GOD bless you all.

Posted by paresh Kulkarni August 21, 09 01:20 PM

if they would get a real economy and build real houses and get a real governemnt then they would survive these things. somehow the good ole United States of America seems to survive all of our catastrophes even without the help of the international world. Yet everyone citicizes America.

We should stop all aid to everyone except for U.S. citizens withing the United States and watch how fastthe rest of the world falls, and begs for our help.

Posted by a proud american tired of the worlds hatred August 21, 09 01:43 PM

May God bless the people of Taiwan, may God bless the land of Taiwan and may God please let President Ma step down from power as soon as possible. Taiwan is desperately in need of a President who is willing and able to serve ALL the people in Taiwan!

Posted by Sara Hsu August 21, 09 04:40 PM

Calling upon the dead represents a hollow attempt to seek help from a creature who can benefit the caller nothing. Allah Says: "If you call upon them, they hear not your call, and if (in case) they were to hear, they could not grant it (your request) to you. And on the Day of Resurrection, they will disown your worshipping them" [35: 14]

Posted by Mike August 21, 09 08:22 PM

I live in Taipei, Taiwan, and I'd really have to say CNN have no right to do the survey. The government here are putting all their efforts into the relief, and Mr. Ma is not the person "CNN" thinks. After the typhhon, volunteers from the north flood their way into the south to aid our fellow brethens, and I even saw alot of government people and soldiers in the areas where no "CNN" is at!! They stood there all day without resting to aid the relief!!

Posted by Taipei August 21, 09 09:55 PM

as i see those pictures of the typhoon in taiwan, i noticed how strong and determined and i believe they will prevail.

Posted by napoleon g. August 22, 09 12:33 PM

God bless Taiwan!
I'm will pray for every people in the disaster, May God give strong hearts to all of them, ..and "tomorrow wil be better than today"...

With all our best wishes from Malaysia, Lim Family.

Posted by Glynn Lim August 22, 09 02:42 PM

I am from Taiwan. These are real people, people who could well be your father, husband, daughter, or friend. I believe no human being would want this to happen to anyone, so I don't think we should criticize or judge anyone, including the government. I believe the real problem is the very serious mudslide problem in Taiwan. Taiwan, by geography, is often attacked by typhoons and earthquakes, these natural disasters will never stop. We should put more effort into environmental issues, only by doing so can we minimize future damage. There should be a definite rule to which areas can be inhabited, and which can not. Laws should be set, and it is time we actually followed them. This effort requires not only the government's authority but also the people's cooperation. God bless Taiwan.

Posted by Vanessa August 22, 09 11:13 PM

I am from Taiwan too, this will be the world tendency in the future, please do not ignore the global warming, this will be a danger signal, everybody wants to pay attention.

Posted by Litty August 23, 09 12:10 AM

Shame on CNN !!!
What a disgusting American media!
Hope no more CNN or DPP dead brain existing in Taiwan!
We all support you, President Ma!

a Taiwanese from Pingtong

Posted by F**k CNN/DPP August 23, 09 02:37 AM

Stop pointing the finger to each other, do what we can to help the peoples who were suffer from the diastered. they need the help, the actual help. We, human being should learn from the mistake. love our earth, protect the environment. we should help ourself than the God will help us.

Posted by Gu yin August 23, 09 03:02 AM

Taiwan is a free country. Everyone has right to say what he's thinking. I can't understand why some people just can not face this reality "Taiwan government screwed up". CNN survey just revealed this fact. Why not?

Posted by John Hill August 23, 09 04:14 AM

It's sad to see people suffering from the typhoon. I'm Taiwanese and am writing from this country. The government of Mr MA has been doing a very poor job from the beginning. His supporters don't want to see the fact. Mr MA was absent from the national scene during the first three days of the disaster. Where was he ? What did he do during those three days ? He is like a general that believed himself to be a soldier. He doesn't know how to command - or he doesn't want to. I look forward to the day he steps down in 2012, or before that for the better.

Posted by Julien August 23, 09 04:51 AM

Im taiwainise who live in France right now, its really helpless to see our beautiful land was destroye by the nature power but i stay here nothing cant really help, hopely eveyone can stand up over there, the only thing we can do just pray for those victims,,,, god bless them,,,

Posted by tess August 23, 09 12:03 PM

if you can read chinese, local news here in tw,
and if you do noted ma's statement at the first time,
then you will realise why ppl here are so angry to put the blame to the gov't.
the disaster gets worse and worse because of losing timing + failed to command,
caused more and more civilians unable evacuated from village,
and the following days are digging + body bags....

but in reality.. this is cruel to we ordinary people,
if you are employee, and you could fired because you misjudge your work.
i'm not saying we should replace another leader asap,
everyone should heve learn from mistake,
so do ma's gov't.
unfortunately.. i don't see ma + liu attitude -_-
btw, i'm from taipei, taiwan.

Posted by frank kao August 23, 09 03:18 PM

To the people of Taiwan and to the families who are have lost their homes or lost ones, Amitofo and may the blessings of the Buddha be with all of you!

Posted by Lynn August 23, 09 07:47 PM

Thanks for putting these photos all together here. I am from Taiwan. Taiwan is my home, my moher land. It hurt me deeply; and it is so much pain to hear this news. I wish I could be there to help out. Taiwan, together we can rebuild our homes! There is no time to blame; and in fact, blaming others is easy; blaming ourselves is hard. Remember, crisis brings opportunities! Jia-You! Don't give up! Moe forward!

Posted by kjwchu August 23, 09 08:37 PM

Taiwanese have been oprimistic and brave for the past century. We suffered from several disasters, but will stand up eventually.
As a Taiwanese, I will thank all the prople who are praying for us. We are on the way of recovery. That's a long way to go, but we march forward, anyway,

Posted by Richard Hung August 23, 09 10:02 PM

I am so sorry to see the devastation to both property and people in Taiwan. I wish there was something I could do. But I am in America, so many miles away. I will pray for the people in Taiwan and hope that they are able to recover quickly.

Posted by 3catmama August 24, 09 12:25 AM

So sad that a disaster of such scale has taken place.

Posted by kriz cpec August 24, 09 01:39 AM

Earthquake,Typhoon cannot stop us from struggling to the nature!

Posted by George August 24, 09 02:54 AM

Excuse me, this is a message from Taiwan original culture society.
According to this disaster, we want to report it. And we want to borrow the pictures from this web.
Thank you.

Posted by OCS August 24, 09 03:14 AM

I'm so sad fore the picture, because have many people lose there family, and have so old man or woman is at the house can not come out, so I'm sad.

Posted by Barbie August 24, 09 09:50 AM

So sad,god bless taiwan.pls help to taiwan.

Posted by shwe thway August 24, 09 10:12 AM

Don't you think its so difficult to be Taiwanese president?! Stop blame and stop apologize. Its not going to help really!!! Study the reason for under preparation, search for ways to better react, making laws to create the more effect government structures then carry out the implementation REGARDLESS who is running the government in the future.

Posted by Jason Chen August 24, 09 10:56 AM

Typhoon and quakes are the two major natural disasters of Taiwan. Hope the Weather Scientists in Taiwan think outside the Box such as Fat Typhoon will have lots of water,etc. Also, preventaion is always the best ideas, given the brief July to October Typhoon season. Even Ma government is able to use airplanes to go to the Typhoon eyes and do the jobs better.

Posted by 8808 August 24, 09 11:17 AM

Thanks the international populace to pray for Taiwan

From Taiwan's friend KING WANG

Posted by king August 24, 09 12:21 PM

May all survivors be strong and carry on their lives with love.

Posted by Jennifer Lee August 24, 09 12:40 PM

People in Taiwan is unbeatable, they will get stronger. We'll learn how to help each other, conquer the problems and get better. Hello, this is not the time to criticize government, is the time to get people's life in order, put back basic human needs and passionate living together first. God bless Taiwan.

Posted by Nancy Kao August 24, 09 12:55 PM

I was in Taiwan, Taipei in 1963. The bigest I ever exprient personal. I was claimed to the storay space between the ceiling and the floor. There was only 3 feet high. I set with my back bend for 2 days until the water is my wrist high before I clam down. The water was so poision. I end up in hospital. If I am not mistaked the year, that was the same year the first TV station; Taiwan TV station. I was represent the Taiwan Forest Bureau, to attended the grant opening celebration. I had a picture taken wirh the first Miss China Ma, Way- Gun. In my live time, I had exprienced the fire and the water. both of them are have no murcy

Posted by Susan L. Jenkins aka Shu-Tseng Lee August 24, 09 02:23 PM

May God bless Taiwan and take care of all my extended family living there. My prayers are with you all, Joanne, Swarthmore

Posted by Joanne August 24, 09 07:57 PM

I Love Taiwan,the country where I grew up. Hope For Taiwan!

Posted by Julie August 24, 09 09:25 PM

Pls help them all.......GOD BLESS!

Posted by Stanley August 24, 09 10:49 PM

I am proud of my country Taiwan Formosa.

Posted by VIVA TAIWAN August 25, 09 03:06 AM

I find it so dreadful and amazing that when calamities strike the Western World they get so much news coverage and yet when terrible events strike the Far East they do not receive the same news coverage and events are soon forgotten.
My prayers go to the people of Taiwan in their long journey of recovery.

Posted by Moneca B Yardley August 25, 09 05:07 AM

I am in Taiwan and I knew and said that from the day the president started to visit the grieving families whilst holding a microphone in his hands that his advisors were still playing political visit someone in grief and then broadcast their sobbing pleas was inhumane and thoughtless..A few days later i watched the news as he stepped up his visual mercy policy & lo and behold he stepped from a helicopter!..there were villages that could not be reached because of a mysterious lack of helicopters but we were treated to the president using one to visit the grieving...he is a nice man, but his advisors should be sacked

Posted by Norman August 25, 09 05:22 AM

Human being should learn how to protect eviroment on the earth, no one should not complain why nature bring so powerful and huge disaster. Taiwan homeland passed thru so many biggest earthquake and strong typhoon in the past; Taiwan people should be stronger to live, anyway, life is cruel. Thank you so much for warm concern from good friends in global.

Posted by Chien August 25, 09 06:05 AM

I was born in Taiwan and have lived here for half of the century. The feeling is beyond words, believe it's the same for everybody feels his/her homeland. I'm not the victim, we neither have much money nor lesure time, but did what we could to help recover even though it's not really possible. We have a lot of heros/heorines devoting out there and have had many assistance from many countries. Thanks for everybody that gave the warm attention and caring to this disaster.

Posted by Isabel August 25, 09 06:10 AM

Life is fragile and life, as we know it, will end. It is appointed for all people to die at some point. (Hebrews 9:27)

These are times when a person of faith really has to question the meaning of all of this. We pray to a god who let this happen and pray to him to help those who survived.

Posted by nespan August 25, 09 06:24 AM

So Sad!
People are suffering and paid for their causes.
We should take care of our Mother Nature seriously.
Too bad!
There are always political biases flowing around like ghosts.
Also, what we see and read here simply an international media point of view of the Act of the Mother Nature.
By far, we read many comments simply cry for help "form Taiwan for Taiwan ONLY".
How about Phillipine (Cebu)?
How about China?
Act Of God doesn't distinguish where or who you are.
So doesn't LOVE.
And Love doesn't count political biases.


Posted by Mike August 25, 09 10:15 AM

God bless Taiwan!

What is Taiwan government doing? Can't believe it!

From S.F. Bay Area

Posted by Vanessa August 25, 09 03:11 PM

God bless Taiwan!

Posted by Elsa Hu August 25, 09 10:26 PM

Buddhas bless Taiwan people

Posted by jianhui August 25, 09 11:16 PM

I am from Hong Kong and have made a donation to Taiwan through the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong. This was really a natural disaster and we Chinese all over the world must unite to help those in need. Please stop talking about politics.


Posted by Raymond August 26, 09 12:19 AM

Thank you all for your blessing, the main problem are
1. The gov. reacted way too slow, all the officials are no where to be seem including Mr. Ma.
Remember the earthquake in China last april? China's premier was on the scene the second day (China is a big country, it does take a while to get there, VS Taiwan is TINY, it doesn't take three days), I don't care if he was there only for show, during this time, you need some kind of leadership, and when Mr. Ma took the position of the president, he is suppose to be that leader, but he is not.

2. Slow reaction time. For those who lived through the 9/11 incident in US. remember how US gov. are able to ground ALL the flight in about 2-3 hours, and shuts down the entire NYC at almost the same time also, Taiwan is not a big country, it doesn't take that long to react. It took 2-3 days for the military to mobilize and start helping, Why?

3. Why is Mr. Ma refusing outside help? During a time like this, Taiwan needs all the help that we can, When experts offers their help, it's better to take it

4. Mr. Ma LIES. He stated that he did not refuse help from outside, when the next day, the paper clears shows it. I am no expert on government papers to other country, however, I think any major communication to other country will require the President's notice.

5. For those who says CNN has no rights to held this kind of survey. Tell you something, PPL who logs on to CNN are usually ppl who has been to the US, or speak the english language. Which also means they are educated ppl. And in Taiwan, these ppl usually lives in the North of Taiwan (not saying the south is less educated, but percentage wise). And the result of the survey by those ppl who are not really affected by the typhoon is like 87%? Imaging all the ppl who where affected by the typhoon can read the english language, the result will probably be in the high 90s.

The approval rate of Mr. Ma is down to the low 10s, you really can't expect ppl to trust him anymore can you? I am not from blue or green party, I am just an ordinary citizen of Taiwan who wish the ppl can recover from this very quickly, Taiwan are known to fight for every breath. It's a beautiful country, with wonderful ppl, please come visit us whenever you have a chance, you will noticed how friendly ppl really are (Other than a few political A**Holes, but which country doesn't have those)

Posted by Ordinary Citizen From Taiwan August 26, 09 03:06 AM

Taiwan resonates!!

Posted by Joan August 26, 09 04:39 AM

Taiwan resonates!!

Posted by 1273 August 26, 09 04:40 AM

May God Bless Lovely Taiwan! The last free land for Chinese.

Posted by Sharon August 26, 09 05:24 AM

Life is fragile and life...God bless Taiwan

Posted by Anonymous August 26, 09 06:14 AM

Hope they can rebuild Taiwan and their heart immediately. Don't give up .. God bless Taiwan ...

Posted by Kenneth Chan August 26, 09 09:50 PM

I am from Taiwan. I hope everyone help them.
Thanks all.

Posted by Becker August 26, 09 10:23 PM

OH, No...
Let's pray for a better tomorrow...

We are long away from Taiwan,
But our heart can feel a targic feelings,...

Don't give up...
Lovely Taiwan....

GOD bless you all...

Posted by gita August 27, 09 12:40 AM

everyone must become a vegetarians,to help our earth~~
let's be green,save our planet

Posted by Anonymous August 27, 09 12:48 AM

we feel very shame for a lousy president Ma,all his behavior to rescue victims here are accorded to China instruction.,without mercy ,without enthusiasm for disaster., from his behavior you can see he is so arrogant to Taiwanese people, honestly to say,to take a vote to him is a shame in my life.

we are worried for our next generation.,not only for "this man" want to take people in this iland to disaster again, like more ferous H1N1 epidemic ,economic recession, high rate unemployment more than 6%,but also ask young people to accept China education literature to be main steam,most of people here are irritated for his political stream.

talking back to what he did in Taipei city,full of scandal in public constructions,particular Mono train which stop to replare,nobody knows what it will be in future ,cost 70billion NTD for a garbage construction, "this man" let us feel very lousy,shame on him!!!

Posted by brody August 27, 09 05:13 AM

God Bless all in the world no matter what part on the earth !
Be strong and rebuild !

Posted by Meimei August 27, 09 10:04 AM

Dear Brody,
At this moment, we need LOVE, please don't spread HATE.
To blame someone is so easy to say, however, we need everyone to DO something with our hands, brains and hearts for all the people in this island.
So, keep your hate for yourself only will be the bless for all of us.

Posted by PP August 28, 09 04:33 AM

It's very painful to be happened, especially the houses n bulidings were destroyed but still thankful to God, many people who were survived.

May God bless you all in Taiwan.

Posted by johan August 28, 09 04:35 AM


Posted by UMARDANI NINDYO HARJONO August 28, 09 01:35 PM

if you comple with myanmar nargit, We can say you are lucky. Becouse you are gorvement is help to you and he asking for other country for help.
Myanmar is not like this , Goverment don't care about this . If someone go there and help ,they will carch and sand to jail.

Posted by Aung Aung August 28, 09 11:31 PM

some pictures are not in taiwan,some of them are in china also not be devastate by Typhoon Morakot.

Posted by Anonymous August 29, 09 11:06 AM

Bless all lives on the land, humans, animals with all my heart!!
My home land, I'm sorry I am not there for you when you needs me!!

Posted by Devilsheart August 29, 09 11:57 PM

Poor Taiwan.... but who else can we blame except ourselves?!

We have exploited Mother Earth, and She is sick.

No one can help us, except.... OURSELVES!

SAVE LIVES, Be an Environmentalist, Be a Vegetarian, Think Positive to save Everyone!

Posted by Cundi August 30, 09 05:02 AM

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Is also very like your photo realism ~ We are now being produced as a public service by the Disaster Relief Videos ~ ~ want to use a few of your photos made into a picture of mv ~ I wonder if you are willing to?

Posted by ella August 30, 09 12:25 PM

Good Luck all , and i am so sorry

Posted by someone who cares August 30, 09 03:33 PM

Leave issues behind at this point. United we stand , devided we fail. The purpose of the review is to make sure that the Goverment should learn how to take immediate actions in the future when sudden disasters occur.

Posted by Chi Le August 30, 09 05:57 PM

to Ed
no, no one said that Ma is hoping for China to help
read the news again
or did the main land news block or lied about everything again? lol

Posted by Danny August 30, 09 10:53 PM

God Bless Taiwan and all in the world no matter what part on the earth !
Be strong and rebuild !

Posted by sabahat August 31, 09 05:01 AM

It is always easier to write or to say a thing than doing it. To those who live in Taiwan, why don't you get your ass up then go to the disaster area and give your best shot? I believe actions speaks louder than words, isn't it?. But at this moment, I believe by donating money to the charity organizations is not a wise idea to do, because these money will never 100% benefits the grieving families (I believe only 5% or lesser) If this is the case, where the hell did those money go?. If anyone can still remember the 921 big earthquake in Taiwan, billions of Taiwan dollars were donated (I guess the amount donated this time is not far), but where the hell did it go? To those charity leaders, please don't fool people, don't think that people don't know math (hello, it's only add and minus) these money can save lives and give them a better life.

Posted by Jeff August 31, 09 11:16 PM

"God bless Taiwan"! all these comments, especially n° 1209 are pathetic.
Leave god out of this, he does not exist. Suppose he exists: he let this disaster happen, and you still pray for him? Poor guys!

Posted by yrduba September 1, 09 09:19 AM

God bless Taiwan!
R.I.P for all the Taiwanese!!!

Posted by Yu Li September 1, 09 05:38 PM

Anyone who is using this as a place to berate China, et cetera, is a fool and a terrible person. Whether or not you agree with China's policies or whatever is irrelevant. These are still human beings.

Posted by Patrick September 2, 09 12:53 AM

I was deeply regret and hope all of you will be better as soon as possible.
god bless you.

Posted by paichit c'pongse September 2, 09 03:38 AM

I saw many images of this disaster on TV, newspaper, and the internet. It's terrible and costing many lives. Taking a step back to ponder upon this, it seems nature is telling all mankind a message... take good care of Mother Earth.

Posted by James September 2, 09 11:50 PM

v sad

Posted by Furqan September 3, 09 01:52 AM

Oh My God!!! what a sad disaster. Look at the pictures!! I am late to read and express my views on it. But when I read the views of people from different prospective and places...most of us are talking that we are being very sad and hurt because our family members are there and might have been hurt or having problems etc. Also we talk about our property has been lost and so on. This is a moment full of sorrow - there is no doubt about it. The feeling from the one who actually have lost his/her beloved son or daughter, sister or brother, mother or father, wife or husband is heart-smashing- there is no doubt about it too. But me; I am all the way from Nepal and I have no one there in Taiwan. I and none of my family member is loosing nothing personally... But my heart has gone out for these people who have been killed and who have been suffered. It is a bond of humanity and nothing else. Any corner in the world if a human being is suffered by any reason/s, the heart weeps! It must be only the human relationship. So, in this situation we rather view to unite. I think we all must be united for ONLY one goal, that is to help the needy people! All the able ones must donate whatever we can. Those who are away geographically and unable for physical donate, must pray to God! This comes in oneself and costs nothing. It helps the humanity! It helps to the people who are for save people. It provides moral and eternal power who are at the devastated area with their mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and all of the Taiwanese people! God Bless you all!!!!

Posted by Krishna Dahal September 3, 09 02:55 AM

it's not the hangry of nature .bu hangry of god.

Posted by abdelouhab September 3, 09 05:16 AM

Dont' blame God on this..It's us who din't do our duty well in managing the mother earth that leading to this disaster~

Posted by joy September 3, 09 11:52 AM

I am from Singapore. Very tragic for the people in Taiwan.
Pl stop blaming each other, just get on and re-built.
The politics in Taiwan is just so disgusting that I have no words to describe. I have both relatives and friends in both Taiwan and China, both hurt hust as bad. In a situation like this, we will not quarrel but solve it.
the typhoon was way above any historical mark, no helicopters could fly in that situation. In Taiwan, you cannot forced evacuation as local politics prevails. Building on land reclaimed from rivers will not work considering Taiean's geograhical topograhy. Bless Taiwan, be strong, be resolute, STOP qura

Posted by Tan Shiow Pin September 3, 09 10:18 PM

All the typhoon victim needs right now is helping hands to rebuilt their lives, to face the future to what they had lost so much : their loves ones who depart from them, properties which they had labor for years, not blaming who's fault was it, even though really the government was really slow to take action in surveying the typhoon disaster so that appropriate help will be sent, they did not inspect that the disaster in southern part of Taiwan was so great. Let us pray that the reconstruction of houses, school, hospital and road will be fast and smoothly that the victims people can live comfortably. May God protects them.

Posted by nely September 5, 09 08:29 AM

Number 1298, please unplug your computer from the wall, grab a knife, and cut off whatever fingers you wrote that with...

May God bless Taiwan and the Philippines and show them the way to prosperity while they rebuild their homelands

Posted by Jacob S. September 6, 09 02:15 AM

stop talking about an irresponsible god who feels nothing about destroying things and people for no apparent reason
just like denis and menace
a dangerous child with enormous power

Posted by nigel turton September 6, 09 06:16 AM

I am from Bangladesh.I pay all of my good works blessing to the flood effected and related to it for overcome soon.On the other hand I like to request all powerful leader as well as countries to concentrate on it now and future.I hope all the people will be careful to(direct or indirect) make such kind of catastrophic.

Posted by Tushar Barua September 6, 09 09:13 AM

In time of needs, do support one another. Hope the government will get the re-building done up soon. Hope the different political parties in Taiwan will put their pride and prejudice aside and focus on helping the needs.

Posted by Zen September 6, 09 11:26 AM

Good blesing Taiwan-kiss from Slovenija

Posted by Vesna September 6, 09 06:22 PM

lets pray, that they come back to normal life again.without much worry.
Hi ! there those wealthy ones ! please help them more.
Thanks! May god bless them.

Posted by Malathi September 6, 09 08:04 PM

What kind of the Goverment? God punishment on Everyone. Taiwan's commonwealth still can't see clear the Goverment. It's so poor Taiwan commonwealth. When will Taiwan wake up?

Posted by Cynthia Wu September 6, 09 08:24 PM

My heart (from Kansas) goes out to you all, in Taiwan, the Peng Yu, and Liu Qiu. Also Fujian, Zhejian, Phillipines, etc. I pray God, Buddha Nature, that Heaven will help you all. That I may do what I can, as well.

Posted by George S. Anderson, An Jiaozhi September 7, 09 12:14 AM

I life in here, our life gets regurlar, do not worry us, thanks you care about us.

Posted by Tiffany September 8, 09 06:49 AM

These are great photos.
Don't know if we can use them for our fund raising poster?
We will add the website where the photos come from.

Posted by T. Hu September 8, 09 01:46 PM

Hope Taiwanese be brave look for future . The life still on .
All the best

Posted by Esther ou September 8, 09 11:42 PM

¥[ªo..yes we form taiwan °ª¶¯

Posted by alice tsai September 9, 09 05:55 AM

Yes and we all and specially the Taiwanese and Indonesian gov must offer a big SALUTATION to all the heroes who saved the lives as seen in the pics 6, 20, 29, 34, etc. Appreciate my Salute and Namaste please :):):)!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Krishna September 9, 09 11:56 PM

taiwan kin go win yes we can taiwan Kaoshsiung

Posted by alice tsai September 10, 09 01:07 AM

It's sad to see disaster like this anywhere in the world. But when things do happen why people just keep complianting. Actions should be taken immediately not just by word of mouth. For those who can give should give, like money and time to actually go their and help out.
We are the one who destroying this world. Who should be blame??
May God give his mercy to comfort those in pain and for those who have never heard of God at this time of pain will take God as their Saviour. May God look upon this world and blessed us all.

Posted by Cindy September 11, 09 04:38 PM

aw Im very sorow

Posted by Za Hup chin state Ha Kha September 13, 09 01:53 PM

I am from Taiwan. Thanks CNN did the greatest job make the whole world know Mr.Ma is so incompetent!

Posted by pichu September 18, 09 07:34 PM

TO Sara Hsu :
Let God be the President of Taiwan and I doubt if God will do better next hit.SO, please don't trash Ma with your God. Your God created many many disaster much much worse than this one already, did you say anything to your God?

Posted by Where were God September 19, 09 11:43 PM

I think Taiwan has just got a taste of what is to come - Global Warming.
Taiwanese are very spiritually conscious people and I urged all Taiwanese
to be vegetarians, stop the killing, and pray for the wellbeing of Taiwan .

Posted by N C Eng September 23, 09 08:00 AM

Despite all the help and gesture of brotherhood by China, how did the people of Taiwan respond ? They complained about the pre-fab houses sent in by China; They refused the offer by China to send in helicopters to help transport the victims of Morakot and yet were happy to accept similar offer from the US and with a huge fee; They then invited the troublesome separatist leader, Dalai Lama, to Taiwan as if there are no Buddhist monks in Taiwan; Now they are even planning to bring in another Xinjiang separatist leader, Rebiya Kadeer after she had instigated the mass slaughter of innocent civilians in Xinjiang in July. The Mayor of Gaoxiong , Chen Chu,has already allowed the Xinjiang separatist propaganda, glorifying the terrorist, Rebiya to be screened in Taiwan. The Chinese all round the world are showing so much concern and support for the victims of Morakot and yet the goodwill has never be returned. Think about it ,people of Taiwan.

Posted by Atan Lia September 23, 09 06:55 PM

very sad

Posted by dove September 26, 09 11:21 AM

so poor taiwanese

Posted by Anonymous September 26, 09 12:25 PM

I lived in Taiwan for two years and was able to personally experience some of the awesome Taiphoon's there. The power is beyond anything you can imagine unless you've experienced it before. I like a lot of Americans would just go waltzing around feeling invincible to the storm, with Taiwanese people screaming for me to come inside. Taiwanese have experienced these disasters before and know what to do when they come. They are some of the nicest, most compassionate people on Earth, and I know that every able boddied citizen rose to the challenge of helping their distressed neighbors. I hope that all of my friends are doing well there in the aftermath of this storm!

Posted by Cameron September 26, 09 03:20 PM

Wow the Philippines should have prepared better seeing this happened to Taiwan only last August.

Shame on the Philippine President!

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Posted by Anonymous October 10, 09 03:55 AM

God bless Taiwan!
i am a Taiwan people
i look the picture
i was crying>_

Posted by josh October 11, 09 11:09 AM

God bless president Ma.
All you fools who cannot see a pure heart should be ashamed of yourselves.

Would you rather have that conniving piece of horse squeeze, vile excuse for a human being Chen Shuei Bian to be in office at a time like this?
He will probably pocket all the rescue donations in his personal offshore accounts, and let the people die.

President Ma is doing all that he can, while remaining a gentleman.

Those who criticize without knowing how to do a better job themselves shall be burned in hell.

Posted by Grace-Atlanta GA October 20, 09 06:40 PM

yo, this is sad. I left Taiwan right before the tsunami.

Posted by Yo December 1, 09 04:26 PM

No, Ma did not do a good job consider he has all the resources. There is no "president" in Taiwan anymore, don't kid yourself. Ma does not act like a President from a free Country, he has done it himself. Oh, however he did act like one when he increased his "allowance" from $670,000 to 1 million US dollars per year. How sad Ma and his supporters blame Chen for Ma's incompetent non-stop.

Posted by Melody December 2, 09 03:39 PM

No, Ma did not do a good job consider he has all the resources. There is no "president" in Taiwan anymore, don't kid yourself. Ma does not act like a President from a free Country, he has done it himself. Oh, however he did act like one when he increased his "allowance" from $670,000 to 1 million US dollars per year. How sad Ma and his supporters blame Chen for Ma's incompetent non-stop.

Posted by Mayabenjamin December 2, 09 08:51 PM

Mr. Ma, Please stand up like a man. If you don't like the heat, get the hak out of the kitchen. Do not stand in the heat with airconditioner behind you. Because that conditioner is being powered by the blood, soul and life of your people. I really like to see what you are gonna do in the soon future to pay backy our people.
God Bless those who went through this ordeal. My heart is with you all.

Posted by KC December 6, 09 09:15 PM

as a Taiwanese, I do feel extremely disappointed with Ma Ying Jeo's stubborn and incapable to lead his administration in all ways.
he is a stupid politic player rather than a politician.
he is completely out of mind.

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Posted by 羔灵 August 6, 10 11:00 PM

i feel sow bad

Posted by becky durkin October 1, 10 04:31 PM

I am a student I am only 15 years old I am from china shan dong I am very sorry to hear the Tai wan than things

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Posted by 000 November 20, 10 09:46 AM

woo shocking!

Posted by Anonymous January 27, 11 05:12 AM

the typhoon was dammed man

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