Gallery: Nature's Wrath Devastates Asia

A string of floods from torrential rain devastated numerous nations in Asia in the past week. Typhoon Saola caused mass flooding in the Philippines, Taiwan, and China, and there is risk of more storms incoming as Typhoon Haikui approaches the east coast of China.

Taiwan is suffering from flooding as well as mudslides, with five reported casualties and the island shut down on August 2, 2012. Over one million denizens of the Philippines around Manila and its surrounding suburbs are displaced, with death tolls reaching 39 on August 3, 2012.

Saola also caused evacuation of Huebi, China and surrounding areas, displacing hundreds of thousands as well as damaging over 500 houses. Heavy rain in India also caused heavy flooding at the Tawi River and displaced many villagers along the riverside.

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