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People in mountainous areas evacuated due to typhoon

People in mountainous areas evacuated due to typhoon

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Some 5,000 people living in mountainous areas around Taiwan have been evacuated in anticipation of bad weather brought by Typhoon Dujuan, local authorities said Monday evening. New Taipei city government said it had evacuated about 4,000 people, most of them residents in mountainous areas of Xindian District. About 350 people in Fuxing District in northern Taiwan's Taoyuan have also been relocated as the area is prone to mudslides and flooding, city government officials said. The Nantou county government in central Taiwan also said it had evacuated 200 tourists and hotel operators in the scenic Lushan hot spring area out of fear that they could become stranded. Similar missions were being carried out in eastern Taiwan's Hualien County, where some 200 soldiers were helping residents in 11 remote townships to get out of the area. As of 7 p.m., the storm was centered 620 km northwest of Hualien, moving at a speed of 21 kilometers per hour in a west-northwesterly direction, the bureau said. With a radius of 220 km, the storm's maximum sustained winds were estimated at 184 kph, with gusts of up to 227 kph, according to bureau data. (By Lu Hsin-hui, Lee Hsien-feng, Wu Jer-hau and Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-17 13:11 GMT+08:00