[quote=“Andrew72”]Thanks all, I am glad I didn’t get flamed for not searching… as I just came across a few very well written threads about preparing for Typhoon.
I am coming from South Carolina, so I been prepared for another Hugo or Katrina hurricane ever since.
I have an entire section in my kitchen dedicated to atleast 3 days of hell if my house was to get destroyed and I had to run for my life.
But I am not the greatest swimmer and thanks to the internet and seeing some seriously horrible flooding in foreign countries with buses and cars floating for a long swim down a river under bridges, etc. I was curious just how bad it could get in Taipei. I already bookmarked the hurricane websites, I thank you for those.
Great Forum. Hope I can contribute in the future… after my many questions are answered.[/quote]
We are ready here, too.
I live next to the National Center for Disasters… lots of satellite news vans is as bad as it gets. But it fuels the local snack and packed lunch/dinner industry…
You will see the boats parked outside the fire stations. Do not be frightened: it is part of their training -and they have little storage room-, and they usually assist the communities that may be affected deep into the mountains far away, where, by the way, normally people evacuate into schools/temples days ahead.
The news stations will give ample coverage of the typhoon’s path and scope, with plenty of maps you can understand generally without much Chinese. Just be careful NOT to become the subject of their “atoga does something silly” segment.