GDACS Red Alert issued. Up to 10.39 million people can be affected by wind speeds of hurricane strength or above. In addition, 1.06 million people are living in coastal areas below 5m and can therefore be affected by storm surge.
Source : Glide number
Typhoon Morakot hit the coast of South Taiwan on 5 August 2009, as a major Category 4 storm. The thyphoon moved on to China, during the weekend, and up to 1 million people have been evacuated along the east coast.
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