TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American consultant living in Hualien City captured photos of massive waves battering a sea wall in the eastern Taiwan city as Typhoon Jebi churns in the western Pacific Ocean and reports have surfaced of multiple drownings in neighboring Yilan County caused by treacherous waves generated by the storm.
The photographer, Orrin Hoopman, 61, captured these photos around 10:45 a.m. this morning from his apartment in Hualien City. There have been four drowning incidents caused by rogue waves reported in the past 24 hours in neighboring Yilan County.
Huge waves crash into seawall in Hualien City. (Photo by Orrin Hoopman)