Taiwan typhoons News

Update: Taiwan Bridge Collapse Claims 5 Lives with 1 Person Missing

Searchers in Taiwan have recovered five bodies and are looking for one more person missing from three fishing boats that were struck when a bridge collapsed into the water below, authorities said Wednesday. The National Fire Agency said two of …

Bridge in Eastern Taiwan Collapses; Divers Search for Victims

A towering arch bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. An air force helicopter, fishing vessels and more than 60 military personnel, including divers were …

Typhoon Mitag Lashes Eastern China, Heads to South Korea

After lashing parts of Taiwan and Japan’s southernmost Ryukyu Islands on Monday, Typhoon Mitag is passing eastern China today and then takes aim at South Korea and the remainder of Japan later this week, according to weather.com meteorologists, in a …

Taiwan Prepares for Typhoon Maria, Forcing Cancellation of 250 Flights

Taiwan warned businesses and schools to prepare for extreme conditions as Severe Typhoon Maria closes in on the island, disrupting flights and curtailing futures trading. The typhoon could bring strong winds and heavy rains to northern and central Taiwan, Central …

Super Typhoon Maria Heads Toward Taiwan, Spurring Extreme Weather Warnings

A fierce typhoon is headed in the direction of Taiwan, spurring warnings over extreme weather that risks shuttering schools, businesses and the stock exchange. Super Typhoon Maria could bring strong winds and heavy rains to northern and central Taiwan in …

Typhoon Megi Hits Taiwan, Bringing 20 Foot Waves, Power Cuts; RMS Comments

Typhoon Megi lashed Taiwan with wind and rain on Tuesday, bringing 20-foot-high waves and knocking pedestrians off their feet in Taipei. More than 280,000 households lost electricity, state-owned utility Taiwan Power said on its website. About 5,000 people were evacuated, …

Typhoon Nepartak Lashes Taiwan, to Weaken Before Hitting China

Super typhoon Nepartak hit Taiwan on Friday, driving thousands of people from their homes, disrupting power supply and forcing the cancellation of more than 600 flights, emergency authorities said. Television showed images of tipped-over motorcycles and large signboards being ripped …

Taiwan Readies for Typhoon Nepartak; AIR Worldwide Comments

Taiwan told schools and offices along its eastern coast to close early Thursday as Typhoon Nepartak threatens to unleash strong winds and heavy rain across the island through Friday. Airlines canceled or rerouted flights in and out of Taiwan. The …

Active Season for West Pacific: AccuWeather 2014 Typhoon Forecast

The AccuWeather Global Weather Center has issued a forecast for the 2014 West Pacific typhoon season, which anticipates “near-normal numbers.” The forecast also noted, however, that “the onset of El NiƱo will intensify the storms that develop in this basin. …