Taiwan residents are breathing a sigh of relief as Typhoon Soulik passes over the island.
A group of Hawaii residents are in Taipei as part of a tour group.
Local blogger Melissa Chang is part of that group. She says the rain was coming in sideways and the wind was strong enough to shred a banner off a building.
"Almost like having a hurricane in Hawaii. There's some debris and further down the street. There's a large branch that's down," Chang said.
By morning, skies were still grey and the streets were wet.
The storm even forced Hawaiian Airlines to reschedule its Saturday return flight for a second time.
The flight is expected to leave Friday night.
About 40 students got sick and 25 of them, along with two adults, were taken to the hospital. Officials are now taking a look at what they ate for lunch.
It may be the season of giving, but unlike years past, the giving spirit is in short supply this year. The Salvation Army says donations at its Red Kettles are down by nearly one-third and it's not alone.
An 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with the death of an elderly man in Chinatown.