Weekly wrap-up: Deadly Typhoon Soudelor hammers Taiwan, China; haboob engulfs Phoenix

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KEVIN BYRNE (AccuWeather.com) -- Once a super typhoon, Soudelor claimed 22 lives in China and Taiwan, while bringing widespread damage to both countries last weekend.

The storm made landfall on Taiwan's Hualien County early Saturday morning local time (late Friday afternoon EDT) with a strength equal to a Category 3 hurricane. Its landfall in China occurred near the coastal city of Quanzhou late Saturday morning EDT, with the strength equal to a Category 1 hurricane.

Hundreds of thousands were forced to evacuate and at one point, more than four million homes were without power, according to the Associated Press.

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A motorcyclist makes his way through a flooded street in Wenling, in eastern China's Zhejiang province on August 10, 2015 after strong storms hit the area during Typhoon Soudelor's landfall. The number of people killed by Typhoon Soudelor in China rose to 21 on August 10, authorities said, with five more missing. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
FUZHOU, CHINA - AUGUST 09: (CHINA OUT) People walk in the flood caused by Typhoon Soudelor on August 9, 2015 in Fuzhou, Fujian Province of China. Typhoon No. 13 Soudelor hit Fujian on August 8-9 which has affected about 1,397,200 people and caused a direct economic losses of 1,483 million RMB (238.9 million USD) until 16 o'clock on August 9, according to local media. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Trees torn down by strong wind collapse on the road in Jinjiang, east China's Fujian province on August 8, 2015 as typhoon Soudelor draws near the mainland of China. Typhoon Soudelor battered Taiwan with fierce winds and rain, leaving four people dead and a trail of debris in its wake as it takes aim at mainland China. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers carry an elderly lady (C) out of her flooded home as Typhoon Soudelor brought heavy rain to Ningde, eastern China's Fujian province on August 9, 2015. A weakened Typhoon Soudelor made landfall in China and was set to be downgraded on August 9, according to the National Meteorological Center, after the storm killed five people in Taiwan. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Vehicles and residents make their way through a flooded street in Wenling, in eastern China's Zhejiang province on August 10, 2015 after strong storms hit the area during Typhoon Soudelor's landfall. The number of people killed by Typhoon Soudelor in China rose to 21 on August 10, authorities said, with five more missing. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers distribute drinking water to residents along a flooded street in Wenling, in eastern China's Zhejiang province on August 10, 2015 after strong storms hit the area during Typhoon Soudelor's landfall. The number of people killed by Typhoon Soudelor in China rose to 21 on August 10, authorities said, with five more missing. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Residents walk down a flooded street in Wenling, in eastern China's Zhejiang province on August 10, 2015 as strong storms hit the area in the aftermath of Typhoon Soudelor's landfall. The number of people killed by Typhoon Soudelor in China rose to 21 on August 10, authorities said, with five more missing. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
WENLING, CHINA - AUGUST 07: (CHINA OUT) Large waves break on the coastline at Shitang Town as Typhoon 'Soudelor' approaches on August 7, 2015 in Wenling, Zhejiang Province of China. Typhoon 'Soudelor' will land on southeastern China's coastal areas this weekend, according to meteorological departments. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
WENLING, CHINA - AUGUST 07: (CHINA OUT) Large waves break on the coastline at Shitang Town as Typhoon 'Soudelor' approaches on August 7, 2015 in Wenling, Zhejiang Province of China. Typhoon 'Soudelor' will land on southeastern China's coastal areas this weekend, according to meteorological departments. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
HANGZHOU, CHINA - AUGUST 07: People use umbrellas as they walk in strong wind and heavy rain near West Lake as Typhoon 'Soudelor' approaches on August 7, 2015 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Typhoon 'Soudelor' will land on southeastern China's coastal areas this weekend, according to meteorological departments. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
WENLING, CHINA - AUGUST 07: (CHINA OUT) Large waves break on the coastline at Shitang Town as Typhoon 'Soudelor' approaches on August 7, 2015 in Wenling, Zhejiang Province of China. Typhoon 'Soudelor' will land on southeastern China's coastal areas this weekend, according to meteorological departments. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
HANGZHOU, CHINA - AUGUST 07: (CHINA OUT) Paople use umbrellas as they walk in strong wind and heavy rain near West Lake as Typhoon 'Soudelor' approaches on August 7, 2015 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Typhoon 'Soudelor' will land on southeastern China's coastal areas this weekend, according to meteorological departments. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
WENLING, CHINA - AUGUST 07: (CHINA OUT) Large waves break on the coastline at Shitang Town as Typhoon 'Soudelor' approaches on August 7, 2015 in Wenling, Zhejiang Province of China. Typhoon 'Soudelor' will land on southeastern China's coastal areas this weekend, according to meteorological departments. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
WENLING, CHINA - AUGUST 07: (CHINA OUT) Tourists watch large waves break on the coastline at Shitang Town as Typhoon 'Soudelor' approaches on August 7, 2015 in Wenling, Zhejiang Province of China. Typhoon 'Soudelor' will land on southeastern China's coastal areas this weekend, according to meteorological departments. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
HANGZHOU, CHINA - AUGUST 07: (CHINA OUT) A girl attempts to take a selfie in strong wind near West Lake as Typhoon 'Soudelor' approaches on August 7, 2015 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Typhoon 'Soudelor' will land on southeastern China's coastal areas this weekend, according to meteorological departments. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
HANGZHOU, CHINA - AUGUST 07: (CHINA OUT) Dark clouds cover the Hangzhou City as Typhoon 'Soudelor' approaches on August 7, 2015 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Typhoon 'Soudelor' will land on southeastern China's coastal areas this weekend, according to meteorological departments. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Workers ride past fishing boats moored in a shelter at Nanfangao harbour in Yilan on August 6, 2015 as typhoon Soudelor approaches eastern Taiwan. The strongest typhoon of the year was bearing down on Taiwan's east coast on August 6, forcing the evacuation of more than 2,000 from outlying islands popular with tourists. AFP PHOTO / Sam Yeh (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers rest on fishing boats moored in a shelter at Nanfangao harbour in Yilan on August 6, 2015 as typhoon Soudelor approaches eastern Taiwan. The strongest typhoon of the year was bearing down on Taiwan's east coast on August 6, forcing the evacuation of more than 2,000 from outlying islands popular with tourists. AFP PHOTO / Sam Yeh (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)
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A mountaintop in Datong Township in Yilan County, Taiwan, was inundated with 1,303 mm (51.3 inches) of rain. In Taipei, Taiwan, the typhoon unleashed 306 mm (12.05 inches) of rain and winds gusted to 141 km/h (87 mph). As Soudelor departed Taiwan, thunderstorms continued to stream into the area. One of the storms produced a rare tornado in Tainan, Taiwan.

Despite being downgraded to a tropical rainstorm, Soudelor tracked to the northeast and inundated parts of South Korea and Japan with heavy rain through the middle of the week.

Earlier on AOL.com:

Typhoon Soudelor Lashes China's Mainland

Extreme heat retained a firm hold on eastern Europe, with several cities including Warsaw, Poland, and Belgrade, Serbia, experiencing temperatures well above normal.

In fact, on Saturday, Aug. 8, Warsaw set an all-time record high of 36.6 C (97.9 F).

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A boy jumps into the water at a forbidden place on Zegrze lake near Warsaw, Poland on August 6, 2013. Thirty-five people have drowned in Poland since the beginning of August, according to police, as Poles attempt to combat a heatwave by flocking to the beach. AFP/JANEK SKARZYNSKI (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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"A ridge of high pressure has had a firm grip on eastern Europe from around Poland and into the Balkan Peninsula for more than a week," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski stated.

In the East Pacific, Hilda became a Category 4 hurricane last Saturday before diminishing to a tropical storm on Tuesday. The storm moved into the central Pacific, moving south of the Big Island of Hawaii. Minimal impacts, including enhanced rain and rough surf were felt.

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Flash flooding impacted several different regions of the U.S. Raging floodwaters submerged parked cars in Pueblo, Colorado, on Monday night. In Lansing, Michigan, close to 3 inches of rain fell between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. EDT Monday. Cars were partially submerged along the Saginaw Highway due to the flooding.

In Phoenix, Arizona, a strong dust storm, also known as a haboob, darkened daytime skies and caused power outages on Tuesday. Later in the day, 41 planes were damaged after a microburst struck Chandler Municipal Airport in Chandler, Arizona, according to the AP.

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