Super Typhoon Meranti (Typhoon Ferdie in Philippines) is the strongest tropical cyclone worldwide in 2016 and is one of three most powerful typhoons ever recorded.
In Taiwan, the meteorological agency issued a land and sea warning for the typhoon affecting 13 counties and cities in southern and eastern parts of the island, including Kaohsiung, Taitung and Hualien.
According to the Xinhua News Agency, more than 863,000 homes suffered blackouts as Typhoon Meranti hit Taiwan.
Super Typhoon Meranti Record
Strongest typhoon since Typhoon Megi (2010) - In terms of pressure
Strongest since Typhoon Haiyan (2013) - In terms of maximum sustained winds
Strongest tropical cyclone worldwide in 2016
Deepest tropical cyclones ever recorded anywhere on Earth