Evacuation of residents started in Taiwan due to the approaching typhoon 09:52

Taiwan residents began to be evacuated to safety as Typhoon Haikui approached the east coast of the island. This was reported by the French newspaper. Le Monde Referring to the country’s Ministry of Defense.

According to the Central Taiwan Meteorological Bureau, the hurricane will reach Taitung City and the neighboring mountainous Hualien County at 17:00 local time (12:00 Moscow time). The publication states that approximately three thousand people have been evacuated from seven settlements in the region so far.

“Hundreds of domestic flights, as well as rail and ferry services, were cancelled. The article states that schools and businesses are closed in the south and east of the country.

The newspaper noted that Typhoon Haikui had already made its way towards the fishing port of Ilan. That’s why in the northeastern part of the state there is heavy rain and winds blowing at a speed of about 140 km per hour.

At the same time, experts predict that the hurricane will move towards the Taiwan Strait on September 4. President Tsai Ing-wen also urged citizens to be prepared and avoid going out. According to him, the upcoming typhoon will be the first typhoon to be experienced on the island in four years.

Formerly in Primorsky Krai introduced State of emergency due to typhoon.

Source: Gazeta


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