Taiwan sends 2 air force transport planes of material relief to Philippines typhoon disaster zone

Taiwan’s air force dispatched two C-130 flights carrying emergency supplies to the southern Philippines after a destructive category 5 typhoon left 378 dead, and an estimated 2.4 million people in need of emergency assistance. The first flight arrived in Cebu yesterday evening, December 25, and a second flight arrived this morning. Typhoon Rai, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Odette, made landfall on December 16. According to the latest statistics from the Philippine government, the typhoon left 378 dead, 742

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Taiwan donates US$500,000 to Philippines for disaster relief in the wake of Typhoon Rai

Taiwan donated US$500,000 to the Philippines to assist with disaster relief after a category 5 typhoon swept through the country, leaving at least 375 dead, and 400,000 displaced or homeless. Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said that Taiwan and the Philippines were neighbors who “shared weal and woe” and that Taiwan will stand with the Philippines. Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in a press release this evening, December 22, that Typhoon Rai had hit the Philippines with a devastating force,

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Heavy rain and wind advisories issued under influence of Severe Tropical Storm Kompasu

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued heavy rain and extremely heavy rain advisories for northern and eastern districts, and some areas of the Central Mountain Range as Taiwan is affected by the influence of Severe Tropical Storm Kompasu in combination with a northeastern monsoonal airflow. Today, October 11 has seen heavy rainfall reported in mountainous areas of Yilan County, Hualien County, Taoyuan City, Taichung City, and Nantou County, and coastal and plains areas of Keelung City, Greater Taipei, Hsinchu County,

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16 people trapped at Mystery Beach Sea Cave overnight airlifted to safety at dawn

A group of 16 people spent the night on a rock ledge above a beach in Yilan County after being trapped by rising waves generated by Severe Tropical Storm Kompasu, yesterday, October 10. The group of six men, five women, and 5 children, drove to the Mystery Beach Sea Cave in four vehicles at around 11:00 am Sunday, October 10, the second day of a three-day National Day long weekend. When the group attempted to leave on the return journey

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Typhoon alert lifted: Chanthu leaves Taiwan relatively unscathed

Only minor damage and casualties were reported after Typhoon Chanthu skirted Taiwan’s east coast before heading toward China today, Sunday, September 12. The Central Weather Bureau lifted the land-based alert for Typhoon Chanthu at 8:30 pm and is expected to lift the sea warning at midnight if the storm maintains its current trajectory and speed. At the time the alert was lifted Typhoon Chanthu was located 190 kilometers east-northeast of Taipei moving north-northwest at a speed of 8 kilometers per

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Marine warning for Typhoon Chanthu issued: land warning expected tomorrow

Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau has issued a marine warning for the Bashi Channel and surrounding waters as super Typhoon Chanthu approaches from the southeast this morning, Friday, September 10. Chanthu quickly morphed from a tropical depression earlier this week into a category 5 tropical storm over a period of just two days, making the 14th named tropical storm of the 2021 typhoon season the strongest to form in the northwest Pacific so far this year. Chanthu is expected to affect

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Taiwan avoids direct hit but Typhoon In-Fa brings heavy rain, landslides, rockfalls to mountain districts

The Water and Soil Conservation Bureau issued 72 red-alert warnings for landslides and rockfalls in northern districts of Taiwan as heavy rain generated by Typhoon In-Fa continues to inundate the area, Saturday, July 24. Heavy rain began to pound northern Taiwan from Wednesday evening as the tropical storm approached the area, only to stop and hover over the Yaeyama Islands for two days before finally moving away in a north-northwest direction. While the Central Weather Bureau lifted the sea warning

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Tropical Storm In-Fa intensifying and heading for northeastern Taiwan

Tropical Storm In-Fa is looking more likely to strike Taiwan according to forecasts by local and international weather agencies, and sea and land warnings could by issued as early as tomorrow says Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau. In-Fa, this year’s sixth named tropical storm is currently located around 800 kilometers east of Taiwan and moving west at a speed of around 14 kilometers per hour, according to the CWB. The storm has a central pressure of 980 hPa with maximum sustained

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Marine warning issued after Tropical Storm Bavi forms close to Taiwan’s east coast

Taiwan’s Central Weather Burea (CWB) issued a marine warning for Tropical Storm Bavi at 10:30 am this morning, and a heavy rain advisory for areas in the north, center, and south of Taiwan. According to the CWB, Tropical Storm Bavi was situated around 140 kilometers southeast of Hualien at 8:00 am this morning, August 22, moving north-northeast at around 14 kilometers per hour. Bavi is currently measured as having maximum sustained wind speed near the center of 18 meters per

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Tropical depression to bring rain to southern Taiwan, and could intensify into tropical storm today

Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) warns that southern Taiwan will likely see heavy rain as tropical depression TD07 approaches, and say it may intensify into a tropical storm today, August 10. The CWB issued a report yesterday, August 9, saying that tropical depression TD07 formed in the South China Sea 630 kilometers south-southwest of the Hengchun Peninsular and is moving north at around 24 kilometers per hour. Maritime operators are urged to pay attention to the latest weather information, the

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Stranded ship left to mercy of typhoon after towing operation aborted

As Typhoon Mitag bears down on Taiwan’s northeast coast, harbor authorities decided to abort an operation to tow a 1,000 tonne freighter off the rocky shore at Daxi Harbor, Yilan County, yesterday, after an inspection team found that the hull had already been breached and had taken on water. The crewless, nameless, freighter ran aground Saturday, September 28, after drifting into Taiwan waters from the Yangtze River via the sea of Japan. Maritime authorities believe that the ship had been

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