More than 1,000 evacuated as Super Typhoon Meranti batters Taiwan

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Raw video shows incredible images of destruction as Super Typhoon Meranti made landfall in Taiwan (KTRK)

With winds as strong as 230 miles per hour, Super Typhoon Meranti is battering southern Taiwan.

That's as fast as a Formula One race car, but with the addition of a brutal rain that is devastating the region.

More than a thousand people were evacuated after a red alert was issued for the areas impacted by the strongest storm of the year.

Meranti has weakened, but is still hammering the island nation with heavy rain and damaging winds.

The storm is expected to make its way towards China, with landfall expected on Thursday morning.

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