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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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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Stop work orders issued as northern Taiwan prepares for Typhoon Lekima

Northern counties and municipalities in Taiwan have ordered work and classes suspended for Friday, August 9, as a category 4 typhoon approaches on a trajectory that is predicted to engulf the area within its 280 kilometer storm radius. At 9:00pm Thursday, Lekima was located 24.4° north, 124.9° east, 350 kilometers east of Taipei, moving northwest at 18 kilometers per hour. The eye of typhoon Lekima is expected to pass to the north of the island late Thursday night and Friday,

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Tropical storm Lekima may affect Taiwan weather later this week

Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau upgraded tropical storm Lekima to typhoon status this afternoon, August 4, and said that northern and eastern Taiwan may feel effects as the storm passes to the east on Thursday and Friday, August 8 and 9. The CWB observed that at 2:00pm, August 4, Lekima was located at 17.4 ° north latitude and 131.9° east longitude traveling at a speed of 5 kilometers per hour north west. The central air pressure measured 998 hectopascals with maximum

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Tropical Depression affecting Taiwan may intensify into Mild Typhoon in next 48 hours

A tropical depression currently situated south-east of Taiwan may intensify into a mild typhoon today or tomorrow according to the Central Weather Bureau, or a tropical storm, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JWTC). Tropical Depression 27W, is currently situated around 210 kilometers south of Taipei and is generating rain and strong winds along the east coast of Taiwan. Shipping and ferry services to outer islands have been cancelled since early this morning. According to the Central News Agency,

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Taiwan Battens Down the Hatches as Typhoon Maria Approaches

Government units are making preparations ahead of Typhoon Maria, which is approaching the northern tip of Taiwan, and expected to bring strong wind gusts and heavy rain from Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, July 10, through Wednesday, July 11, according to Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau(CWB). At 8:00am this morning, Typhoon Maria, which is categorized as a category 5 “super typhoon” by the US Joint Typhoon Warning Center, was located 1,290 kilometers east of Taipei. The tropical storm is packing maximum sustained winds

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Heavy Rains and Floods as Taiwan Swept by Typhoon’s Tail

Heavy rains caused by convection associated with Typhoon Prapiroon, which is currently located over Okinawa, has caused flooding in Taiwan’s south-western districts. The Central Weather Bureau has issued heavy rain alerts for 9 counties and cities from Miaoli in the north, to Pingtung County. In Changhua County, torrential rain this morning caused heavy flooding to the historic Lugang District, with the shopping district around the Tianhou Temple, Lugang Old Street, and Longshan Temple flooded. Many businesses were forced to close

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Japan Calls Typhoon over Taiwan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has named the tropical depression currently dumping rain on Taiwan, Typhoon Kemi, making it the 6th named tropical storm for 2018. Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) is not yet calling it a typhoon. JMA upgraded the low-pressure system’s status to typhoon status at 9:10am this morning as it made landfall in Taiwan’s south-west. The storm has a central air pressure of 992hPa. However, CWB believes that the tropical depression has not yet reached mild typhoon

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