Southeast Taiwan, in the town of Chihpen. See the location on Google Maps (tabs "A" and "C"): http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&...
Chihpen is about 7 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. The hotel sat along the Jhihben River, which feeds directly from the ocean.
All thoughts and prayers go out to those in the path of this destructive storm.
Nearly one million people in China have fled to escape the typhoon: