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19 Jul 2019 | 05:00 AM UTC

Taiwan: Heavy rain alerts issued for southern Taiwan July 19-20 /update 3

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Central Weather Bureau issues heavy rain alerts for ten counties in southern and western Taiwan for July 19-20; transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/20/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Taipei). COUNTRY/REGION Taiwan, Taitung, Pingtung county, Tainan city, Chiayi city, Chiayi county, Kaohsiung, Nantou county, Yunlin county, Changhua county, Taichung City

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The Taiwanese Central Weather Bureau issued heavy and extremely heavy rain alerts for ten counties in southern and western Taiwan for Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, due to the passing of a tropical low-pressure system. Heavy rain, flooding, and landslides are possible, particularly in mountainous areas. Associated transportation disruptions, including road closures, rail delays and cancelations, and flight delays, are also possible.


The storm is a breakaway portion of Tropical Storm Danas, which passed to the east of Taiwan, bringing heavy rain to Taiwan's east coast earlier in the week. 


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate heavy rain and transportation disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.


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