Photo of the Day: Treacherous waves in eastern Taiwan

Huge waves from Typhoon Jebi battering eastern coast of Taiwan, causing four separate drowning incidents over the past two days

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Huge wave crashing into seawall in Hualien City. (Photo by Orrin Hoopman)

Huge wave crashing into seawall in Hualien City. (Photo by Orrin Hoopman)

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)