Sunday, September 28, 2008

Taiwan Braced for the Arrival of Typhoon Jangmi

Recently, Taiwan has been braced for the arrival of Typhoon Jangmi, the sixth and biggest storm to hit the island this year, with meteorologists warning of strong winds and possible flash floods.

Typhoon Jangmi, which was 180 kilometers southeast of the eastern city of Hualien at 9:00 am (0100 GMT), was moving northwest at a speed of 18 kilometers per hour. More than 14 people were killed and seven others reported missing earlier this month after Typhoon Sinlaku pounded the island, causing hotels, houses, and bridges to collapse.

Typhoon Jangmi, packing gusts of up to 191 kilometers (115 miles) per hour, was due to make landfall on Taiwan's eastern coast later in the day. The Central Weather Bureau's Wu Teh-jung said, "This is a strong typhoon. No matter where it makes landfall, it could introduce powerful winds and heavy rains and accordingly wreak havoc." He added, People who live in low-lying areas were urged to take advance preventions against possible flash flooding.

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