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30 Aug 2020 | 11:20 PM UTC

Taiwan: Heavy rain possible in northern areas during passage of Typhoon Maysak through September 1

Taiwan News Alert

Heavy rain in northern areas possible during the passage of Typhoon Maysak through September 1; monitor for developments and remain vigilant

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/30/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/6/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Taipei). COUNTRY/REGION Taiwan

Event

Heavy rain is expected in northern Taiwan during the passage of Typhoon Maysak through until at least Tuesday, September 1. The storm system is currently moving northward off the east of Taiwan; however, the storm is not currently forecast to make landfall. The areas that could be impacted include the capital Taipei.

Heavy rainfall and resultant flooding are possible over the coming days, along with associated disruptions to business and transport.

Context

Tropical storms can form in the Pacific Ocean at any time of year, although most typhoons occur during a peak season between June and November. Given Taiwan's high vulnerability to storm systems, a comprehensive regulatory regime is in place to ensure that the island is fully prepared to tackle the adverse effects on typhoons and other meteorological hazards. The island's disaster management protocols are also periodically reviewed to improve their implementation, although particularly powerful storm systems can overwhelm preparedness measures.

Advice

Those in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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