Typhoons 2017


#341

yah, it’s fun, and for free!


#342

maybe in Taipei if it keeps going north and not west to Penghu/ Xiamin as forcast now, got notice in Kaoshiung no work Monday , but I think I will still go office for a few hours. Seems rain and wind is done, so bit surprised by this, but who knows if more is coming?


#343

As of now, Kaohsiung and Pingtung work and school cancelled on Monday; same with a handful of schools in Greater Taichung.

More to come?

Guy

EDIT: hat tip to nonredneck and Terry_B for the links provided above to make this message possible! :smiley:


#344

They’ll update it at 2200


#345

More is coming! There will be a lull but then the tail will start to feed directly into Kaohsiung


#346

Tainan residents should be on alert - it’s heading your way

Kaohsiung appears to be copping it right now

Going pretty strong in Taidong as well


#347

Things are really picking up in Taipei. Winds are as strong as last night.


#348

All quiet in Hsinchu County. Calm. No rain.


#349

Tainan just cancelled work and school this morning


#350

Tainan, Kaoshiung, Pingtung: no work, no classes today.

The most unusual (ahem) announcement?

Taitung County ChangBin Township Zhangyuan Elementary School: Work as Usual but Classes Cancelled Today.

:face_with_raised_eyebrow:

Guy


#351

Not surprised - Tainan looks to have been pounded all night and still going

Biggest totals are in Pingdong - some places with 1000mm across the two nights - must be a mess there

Should start to recede this morning


#352

Heavy rain all night in Tainan indeed, strong wind, but now it is fine (hopefully for good), even went out to buy some mianbao this morning, some shops are open.


#353

My favorite thread in Forumosa - typhoon news


#354

We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine:


#355

Really bad shape in Pingtung and Tainan:

Video at the bottom.

Same complaint: every year, typhoon comes, everything floods…

Tainan:

Seems they cancelled work/class in Tainan at 6:30am…


#356

Improving drainage in urban centers is not a sexy issue, but my goodness I hope they can sort this out in Tainan soon.

Guy


#357

Part of the reason it floods , apart from two typhoons that is, is they have extracted so much water over the years large parts of the land have sunken many feet.

Again, try having no floods anywhere after two typhoons though!


#358

Ahhh land subsistence. I hadn’t thought of that.

This is connected though to larger water management issues–one aspect of public policy where Taiwan really lags behind.

Guy


#359

Isn’t the problem in smaller centers still prevalent in which annual drainage maintenance contracts are cronied off to recipients who pocket the kwan, doing little or nothing to effectively maintain the systems?


#360

I feel for those in the south, but I wish we got more rain here. We barely got 50mm over both storms.