The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for several northern and southern areas across the country from Thursday, July 11, to Tuesday, July 16. According to CWB, the counties of Pingtung, Kaohsiung, and Tainan in the south, as well as Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung, Yilan, Taoyuan, and Hsinchu in the northern and eastern parts of the country are forecast to experience heavy rainfall. The rains are expected to subside on Tuesday. The affected areas are also forecast to experience high temperatures, ranging between 30°C (86°F) and 35°C (95°F).
Flooding and consequent transportation disruptions, including due to road closures, are likely in the affected areas over the coming days.
Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate flooding, telecommunications and power outages, and widespread transportation disruptions (including due to flight disruptions and road obstructions), stockpile sufficient food, water, and medical supplies, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Remember that walking or driving through running water can be dangerous and that floodwater may contain wastewater and chemical products; all items having come into contact with floodwater should be disinfected and all foodstuffs discarded.
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