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In pictures: Typhoon Meranti wreaks havoc in Taiwan

Parts of Taiwan came to a standstill as super typhoon Meranti brought the strongest winds in 21 years, while China issued a red alert for waves as the storm bore down on the mainland.

In pictures: Typhoon Meranti wreaks havoc in Taiwan
A general view shows an overturned fishing boat in the aftermath of super typhoon Meranti, at Sizihwan in Kaohsiung on September 15, 2016. Parts of Taiwan came to a standstill on September 14 as super typhoon Meranti brought the strongest winds in 21 years, while China issued a red alert for waves as the storm bore down on the mainland. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Meranti wreaks havoc in Taiwan
Cars drive past collapsed power lines, that partially block the road, as super typhoon Meranti skirts Pingtung county in southern Taiwan on September 14, 2016. Parts of Taiwan were brought to a standstill on September 14 as the strongest typhoon of the year skirted past the island's southern tip, knocking out power for more than 180,000 households. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Meranti wreaks havoc in Taiwan
A woman cleans up in a flooded street in Xiamen, in China's eastern Fujian province after Typhoon Meranti made landfall on September 15, 2016. Typhoon Meranti made landfall in Fujian early on September 15, with winds up to 230kph, knocking out electricity in some areas and causing rail delays. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Meranti wreaks havoc in Taiwan
Advertisement hoardings lie on top of scooters and cars as super typhoon Meranti skirts Pingtung county in southern Taiwan on September 14, 2016. Parts of Taiwan were brought to a standstill on September 14 as the strongest typhoon of the year skirted past the island's southern tip, knocking out power for more than 180,000 households. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Meranti wreaks havoc in Taiwan
A truck is overturned in southern Pingtung county as typhoon Meranti slashes southern Taiwan on September 14, 2016. Parts of Taiwan were brought to a standstill on September 14, as the strongest typhoon of the year skirted past the island's southern tip, knocking out power for more than 180,000 households. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Meranti wreaks havoc in Taiwan
A general view shows an overturned fishing boat in the aftermath of super typhoon Meranti, at Sizihwan in Kaohsiung on September 15, 2016. Parts of Taiwan came to a standstill on September 14 as super typhoon Meranti brought the strongest winds in 21 years, while China issued a red alert for waves as the storm bore down on the mainland. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Meranti wreaks havoc in Taiwan
A man walks past downed shipping containers at the Kaohsiung Harbour as typhoon Meranti lashed southern Taiwan on September 14, 2016. Parts of Taiwan were brought to a standstill September 14 as super typhoon Meranti skirted past the island's southern tip, bringing the strongest winds in 21 years and disrupting traffic ahead of a major holiday. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Meranti wreaks havoc in Taiwan
A forklift is seen past downed shipping containers at the Kaohsiung Harbour as typhoon Meranti lashed southern Taiwan on September 14, 2016. Parts of Taiwan were brought to a standstill September 14 as super typhoon Meranti skirted past the island's southern tip, bringing the strongest winds in 21 years and disrupting traffic ahead of a major holiday. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Meranti wreaks havoc in Taiwan
A car drives pass a collapsed traffic sign, toppled by strong winds of typhoon Meranti, as it slashes southern Taiwan on September 14, 2016. Parts of Taiwan were brought to a standstill on September 14, as the strongest typhoon of the year skirted past the island's southern tip, knocking out power for more than 180,000 households. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Typhoon Meranti wreaks havoc in Taiwan
Cars drive past collapsed power lines, that partially block the road, as super typhoon Meranti skirts Pingtung county in southern Taiwan on September 14, 2016. Parts of Taiwan were brought to a standstill on September 14 as the strongest typhoon of the year skirted past the island's southern tip, knocking out power for more than 180,000 households. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)