Typhoons 2018


#541

It closed about 5 mins ago champ


#542

Literally, when it cannot move anymore. The first line to go is the Brown line, wind reaches a certain point it just cannot go. Then the underground lines. Depends on wind speed… and flooding.


#543

Never, if the haters like @Yang_Gui_Zi have their way…:rage:


#544

That was for @Rocket. I heard he likes it.

I ain’t skurred. Rode the scooter today! :stuck_out_tongue:


#545

Most building are concrete, only the corrugated sheet metal dwellings/roofs can go and fly off. Traffic signs and trees can be downed, here and there a neighborhood flooded, but if all pumps work it will be fine.


#546

Enjoy the bridge!!!


#547

Keep it dry, wet toilet paper … bad!


#548

Yeah the earthquakes do much more damage over time than the typhoons. 40 years of earthquakes and the building is often tilted, the roof is out of line and leaking, etc.


#549


Come on Taichung, you can do it too!


#550

Language!
:banana: the banana, thank you very much!


#551

That’s a toilet paper holder with additional functionality of a phone and radio!

Listen to the radio about your doom. Take a shit and call your mom. All in one!


#552

Plants are safe inside and I moved stuff away from windows. Since I live in the middle of nowhere I’m always out of power for a day or two during a typhoon (3.5 for Soudelor, lol), so I charged all my batteries.
Wind is starting to get some momentum here.

I don’t expect it to be a major happening for Yilan. I’m more worried about Keelong because they don’t really do well with heavy rain and tide surges. Plus all the Skydragoncity city weirdos who panic when a typhoon is like 7000kms away from them with 0 impact for Taipei but start to panic nonetheless.

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There’s now agreement: it will pass slightly North of Taiwan. Don’t expect a lot of sleep tonight.


#553

Partay!


#554

If only there was a worldwide sporting tournament with an exciting semi-final that just happened to be broadcast live at 2 am tomorrow morning…:faroe_islands:


#555

…on the rooftop…with the clown
getting blown by Maria… errrrr somehow that doesn’t sound right…


#556

YouBike service will stop at 6pm.

Extra buses will run in Taipei and New Taipei from 3 to 5 pm.

HSR will run as usual.

Haven’t seen anything about the Taoyuan Airport MRT but I feel sorry for anyone who takes it once the typhoon hits.


#557

Maximum Wind Speed 53m/s, Gust 65m/s

That’s not very scary tbh. Slowed down significantly.


#558

Bus services will be reduced after 5pm. Please take note.


#559

That means it can dump more rain, and remains longer dumping it. Itsy bitsy problematic.


#560

It dumps more rain if the pace is slow, not if the gusts are not strong. Or that’s my understanding.