Tropical cyclone in Taïwan (province of China)


Taïwan (province of China)
Thu, 06/08/2009

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.

Source : Charter  for "Space and Major Disasters"

Ressources from ADRC, click here

Ressources from OCHA/Reliefweb, click here

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