The Central Weather Bureau canceled the land alert for Tropical Storm Danas on Wednesday evening (local time), July 17, as the storm's path shifted further east. Despite the lowered threat, heavy rain is still expected across the island with localized amounts up to 50 cm (20 in). Torrential rain and gust warnings remain in effect for Yilan, Hualien, Taitung, and Pingting counties. Flight cancelations and adjustments were reported, including at Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA), Taitung Airport (TTT), Hualien Airport (HUN), and Taichung International Airport (RMQ). Rail disruptions are also likely, particularly along the east coast, and landslides and associated road closures are also possible.
Additionally, another low-pressure system that formed from parts of Danas is expected to bring heavy rain to southern Taiwan in the coming days. It is currently located west of Luzon (Philippines) and may move north toward Taiwan.
Individuals in Taiwan are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate telecommunication and power outages, heavy rain and strong winds, flooding, landslides, and transportation disruptions, including flight cancelations, rail disruptions, and road closures, particularly in mountainous areas.
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