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22 Nov 2019 | 01:29 AM UTC

Taiwan: Heavy rain advisories issued in the northeast November 22 /update 1

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Weather officials issue extremely heavy rain advisories for northeastern Taiwan on November 22 as Severe Tropical Storm Fung-Wong moves through the region; associated flooding possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/23/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Taipei). COUNTRY/REGION Taiwan, New Taipei City, Yilan County, Keelung City, Taipei

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Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued heavy rain advisories for northeastern parts of the island on Friday, November 22, as Severe Tropical Storm Fung-Wong moves through the region. Extremely heavy rain advisories are in effect for New Taipei City and Keelung City through Friday morning (local time). Heavy rain advisories were also issued for Taipei City and Yilan county. According to the CWB, rainfall totals up to 23 cm (9 in) were recorded in parts of New Taipei City over the past 24 hours. Associated flooding and transportation disruptions are possible in the area into Saturday, November 23.

As of 04:00 on Friday, Severe Tropical Storm Fung-Wong is located at approximately 22.20°N 124.40°E (map here) and is moving north at 18 kph (11 mph). The storm is not expected to make landfall in Taiwan.


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, confirm flight reservations, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate adverse weather and power and transportation disruptions, and remember that running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult - and never drive through flooded streets; floodwater may also contain wastewater and chemical products.


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