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Typhoon Haikui Leaves 44 Injured And Thousands Without Power In Taiwan

Typhoon Haikui leaves 44 injured and thousands without power in Taiwan as it struck Taiwan with ferocious force, causing widespread damage, and plunging tens of thousands of homes into darkness as power outages swept across the island.

Author:Suleman Shah
Reviewer:Han Ju
Sep 04, 20235.1K Shares257K Views
Taipei, Taiwan- Typhoon Haikui leaves 44 injured and thousands without power in Taiwanas it struck the island with ferocious force, causing widespread damage, and plunging tens of thousands of homes into darkness as power outages swept across the island.
This powerful storm marked the first direct hit by a typhoon in Taiwan in four years, prompting authorities to take extensive measures to ensure public safety.

Typhoon Makes Landfall

The tempestuous Typhoon Haikui made landfall along the southeastern coastal township of Donghe at approximately 3:40 p.m. local time, according to Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau.
With winds reaching speeds of up to 155 kilometers per hour (96 miles per hour), the capital city of Taipei bore the brunt of the storm with heavy rainfall.
In response to the approaching typhoon, at least 7,113 individuals across 11 cities and counties were evacuated, as reported by Taiwan's Interior Ministry.
Meanwhile, state electricity provider Taipower disclosed that a staggering 48,506 households were left without power as of 10 p.m. local time, leaving vast areas in the dark.
The Central Weather Bureau issued warnings of heavy rainfall associated with the storm, raising concerns about flash flooding and landslides.
The mountainous Hualien county, in particular, was anticipated to experience total precipitation exceeding 500 millimeters.

Disruption And Closures

Ahead of Typhoon Haikui's arrival, seven counties and cities in southern and eastern Taiwan suspended school and work for Sunday.
Additional areas, including Yunlin county and the outlying Penghu county, followed suit by suspending activities from Sunday noon.
Further disruption was observed in the southwest cities of Tainan and Kaohsiung, as well as five counties across the island, which announced the closure of schools and offices for Monday.
The typhoon significantly impacted transportation, with 246 flights to and from Taiwan, primarily domestic or regional routes, being delayed or canceled through 6 p.m. local time on Sunday.

Hong Kong Braces For Impact

While Taiwan grappled with Typhoon Haikui, neighboring Hong Kong faced the aftermath of Typhoon Saola.
At least 86 injuries were reported in Hong Kong as a result of Saola, which had made landfall in the city after passing through the northeastern Philippines. Fallen trees, flooding, and landslides disrupted daily lifein Hong Kong.
In response to Typhoon Haikui's threat, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen urged residents to exercise caution, advising against outdoor activities, mountain visits, coastal trips, fishing, and water sports.
Authorities reported over 40 injuries caused by the storm, including two individuals in mountainous Hualien county who were injured when a tree fell on their car.
A man is taking a picture of heavy storm at sea.
A man is taking a picture of heavy storm at sea.

Relief And Recovery Efforts

Efforts to address the storm's aftermath have included the mobilization of the military, which deployed soldiers and equipment to assist with flood relief and evacuation operations.
Additionally, businesses in high-risk areas took preemptive measures by closing temporarily.
Having crossed southern Taiwan, Typhoon Haikui is expected to traverse the Taiwan Strait and head toward China, where residents are preparing for the typhoon's arrival.
As the region grapples with the impact of these powerful storms, disaster management officials and emergency services are working diligently to ensure the safety and well-being of affected communities.

Final Words

Typhoon Haikui's devastating impact on Taiwan, with injuries, evacuations, power outages, and transportation disruptions, underscores the region's vulnerability to powerful storms.
As the first direct hit by a typhoon in four years, it serves as a stark reminder of the need for preparedness and swift response to safeguard lives and property.
The storm's onward path towards China raises further concerns, emphasizing the importance of coordinated efforts in managing and mitigating the impact of such natural disasters.
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Suleman Shah

Suleman Shah

Suleman Shah is a researcher and freelance writer. As a researcher, he has worked with MNS University of Agriculture, Multan (Pakistan) and Texas A & M University (USA). He regularly writes science articles and blogs for science news website and open access publishers OA Publishing London and Scientific Times. He loves to keep himself updated on scientific developments and convert these developments into everyday language to update the readers about the developments in the scientific era. His primary research focus is Plant sciences, and he contributed to this field by publishing his research in scientific journals and presenting his work at many Conferences. Shah graduated from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (Pakistan) and started his professional carrier with Jaffer Agro Services and later with the Agriculture Department of the Government of Pakistan. His research interest compelled and attracted him to proceed with his carrier in Plant sciences research. So, he started his Ph.D. in Soil Science at MNS University of Agriculture Multan (Pakistan). Later, he started working as a visiting scholar with Texas A&M University (USA). Shah’s experience with big Open Excess publishers like Springers, Frontiers, MDPI, etc., testified to his belief in Open Access as a barrier-removing mechanism between researchers and the readers of their research. Shah believes that Open Access is revolutionizing the publication process and benefitting research in all fields.
Han Ju

Han Ju

Hello! I'm Han Ju, the heart behind World Wide Journals. My life is a unique tapestry woven from the threads of news, spirituality, and science, enriched by melodies from my guitar. Raised amidst tales of the ancient and the arcane, I developed a keen eye for the stories that truly matter. Through my work, I seek to bridge the seen with the unseen, marrying the rigor of science with the depth of spirituality. Each article at World Wide Journals is a piece of this ongoing quest, blending analysis with personal reflection. Whether exploring quantum frontiers or strumming chords under the stars, my aim is to inspire and provoke thought, inviting you into a world where every discovery is a note in the grand symphony of existence. Welcome aboard this journey of insight and exploration, where curiosity leads and music guides.
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