Typhoons 2018


#581

Yeah our building changed the building staff company a couple months ago. The new folks don’t use the old company’s (brand new) guard shacks at all. For two months they’ve sat empty.

Until this afternoon, when poof they’re all gone. Which is smart, I am not complaining.


#582

That’s what she… Ok not going there


#583

The shape of the tail reminds me of a swallow. I’m not a birdologist.


#584

sooo this is going to be a weak typhoon? i have heard that the 7-11s and family marts are all open - wow! that sucks for the employees. is making a 7-11 run in the middle of a typhoon epic stupid, or just epic?

edit: oops that wasn’t meant to be a reply


#585

You are right. Just fooling around.


#586

They’re always open!


#587

Rain and rapidly darkening sky in Da’an…

It begins.


#588

wow so how does this work for the employees? what if their shift ends right when the typhoon begins? are they stuck? do they at least get hazard pay? or like do they get extra wages if they are stuck at the 7-11 because the typhoon prevents them from going home? so curious!


#589

They probably just get screwed.


#590

Got a message from AIT. They said it will not make landfall over Taiwan.


#591

No landfall interesting, does that mean a lower chance of a typhoon day tomorrow?


#592

We should find out in a few hours, but I’d say the chance of a day off tomorrow has lowered quite a bit.


#593

I haven’t seen a satellite track of the storm with the path and whole picture in a while. Does anyone have a link?

The rain began in Taipei about 30 minutes ago.


#594

Typhoon expectations summed up by pictures…

Newbies to the island:
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Locals:
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Foreigners who have been here a while:
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#595

Taiwan weather bureau.
Weather underground.


#596

MRT Nanking Fuxing

United Daily


#597

Ha, ha, ha! Home already. Everybody was all bu hao i su at 4. I was like later dudes.


#598

Thanks lostinasia.Circumferences seem rather different. Hard to tell how much of the storm will cover the Taipei, New Taipei area.


#599

Those in the know…
I guess Taichung will likely just get a bit of wind then it looks like?


#600

Taichung will be ok. Or erased from the map, no other option.