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Typhoon Megi : Taiwan shuts down

Typhoon Megi 

Typhoon Megi : Taiwan braces for third severe storm in 2 weeks

Highlights :

  • Typhoon Megi will hit Taiwan on Tuesday afternoon, forecasters say
  • Schools, workplaces closed as torrential rain, landslides expectedTyphoon Megi
  • Typhoon Megi is forecast to make landfall in northeast Taiwan on Tuesday, the third storm system to hit the island in two weeks.
  • The typhoon will slam into the island around 3 p.m. so more than 5,000 people have been evacuated from their homes
  • And around 2,000 are in shelters, according to the Central Emergency Operation Center.
  • The storm is a dangerous typhoon and is expected to dump heavy rain over much of the island,” said Michael Guy, a CNN meteorologist. “Some areas could get upwards of 300-500 mm of rainfall.”
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  • After Taiwan, the typhoon is expected to weaken and make a second landfall in Fujian, eastern China, 24 hours later.
  • While The Central Weather Bureau has issued warnings for “extremely torrential rain” in some counties.
  • Also total of 575 international and domestic flights were cancelled as of today morning
  • Upto now, More than 130,000 homes lost power
  • More than 35,000 soldiers are on standby to help with disaster relief.

 

  • Typhoon Megi will be the third typhoon to smash Taiwan in September,consequently
  •  Typhoon Meranti killed two people and injured 63 in the island’s south on September 14,
  • Another Typhoon Malakas drenched Taiwan’s north on September 16.
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