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Taiwan: Typhoon Koinu brings 'record' winds

Typhoon Koinu has made landfall in Taiwan's Hengchun peninsula, injuring 190 but causing no reported deaths. The category four typhoon brought heavy rainfall to Taiwan's south and east, causi...

Taiwan: Typhoon Koinu brings heavy rains ahead of landfall

Typhoon Koinu hit southern Taiwan with heavy rains and winds on Wednesday. Koinu — which formed over the Pacific Ocean — is expected to make landfall on Taiwan's southeastern coast as...

Hong Kong closes schools as torrential rain floods streets, subway station

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong on Friday closed schools and halted trading on the stock exchange as torrential rain lashed the city overnight, flooding streets in parts of the city as well as an undergrou...

Hong Kong receives heaviest rainfall in over 140 years

Hong Kong issued the highest "black" rainstorm warning after torrential rains caused flooding and submerged parts of streets, malls, and metro stations. The Chinese special administrative r...

Typhoons push Taiwan's inflation up to 2.52% in August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to recent typhoons, Taiwan’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) reached 2.52% in August, the highest in seven months, the government said on Wednesday (Sept. 6). The ...

Photo of the Day: 29 baby sea turtles rescued in Taiwan's Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Conservation staff rescued 29 green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings on Saturday (Sept. 3) out of concern that Typhoon Haikui would endanger their survival. Altho...

New cruise liner to service Kaohsiung-Penghu route in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The maiden voyage of the Penghu cruise liner operating a regular route from Kaohsiung Port to Magong Port is scheduled to take place at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 6), per...

Dengue fever spikes to 4,280 cases across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City’s Department of Health Bureau reported a new case of dengue fever in a 40-year-old man living in Wenshan District on Monday (Sept. 4). It is the third...

Typhoon Haikui causes estimated NT$600 million in agricultural losses in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taitung Agriculture Department Director Hsu Chia-hao (許家豪) estimated on Monday (Sept. 4) agricultural losses in Taitung County exceeded NT$600 million, covering 5,600 hect...

Kaohsiung, Yilan, and Taitung announce partial closures in wake of Typhoon Haikui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Areas of Kaohsiung, Yilan County, and Taitung County have announced partial work and class cancelations on Tuesday (Sept. 5) due to wind and rain damage inflicted by Typho...

78 injured, 217,000 households lost power in Taiwan due to Typhoon Haikui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Emergency Operation Center (CEOC) on Monday (Sept. 4) announced that Typhoon Haikui had caused 78 injuries, over 1,000 incidents of damage, and the loss of pow...

Videos show power of Typhoon Haikui in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Typhoon Haikui became the first typhoon to make landfall in Taiwan in four years on Sunday (Sept. 3), and videos of its destructive power are surfacing on social media. ...

Heavy rain advisories issued across Taiwan for Typhoon Haikui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The periphery of Typhoon Haikui is forecast to continue to bring heavy rain and strong winds to much of Taiwan on Monday (Sept. 4), with extremely torrential to heavy rain...

Typhoon Haikui leads to evacuations and road closures across southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Typhoon Haikui brought strong wind and heavy rain to southern Taiwan on Sunday (Sept. 3), leading to flooding, landslides and blocked roads in some areas. Kaohsiung&rsq...

17 Taiwan counties, cities announce work, class closures for Typhoon Haikui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to Typhoon Haikui, most of Taiwan's counties and cities have declared at least partial school and office closures for Monday (Sept. 4). Having affected eastern ...