Typhoon Megi hits Taiwan, Thousands evacuated


Taipei: Typhoon Megi hits many areas of Taiwan in Two weeks. In the storm, around thousands of people evacuated, schools and offices closed across the island and hundreds of flights got disrupted.

The storm hits eastern part of Taiwan on Tuesday but is already bringing widespread violent winds and torrential rain as it nears the island.

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Thousands of people have left from their homes while 2,000 are in shelter, According to the Central Emergency Operation Center.

On Tuesday morning, all the domestic flights got cancelled and around 109 delayed. The trains between several stations also got halted.  

TV footage demonstrated effective waves surging past sea walls in northeastern Yilan area and remote Orchid Island.

In front of the tempest, more than 3,700 travelers had as of now been emptied at the weekend from Orchid Island and Green Island – both mainstream with guests.

At 0030 GMT, Megi was 220 kilometers (137 miles) southeast of the eastern region of Hualien, pressing blasts of up to 198 kilometers (123 miles) every hour.

It is moving at 18 kilometers (11.2 miles) 60 minutes – slower than beforehand estimate – postponing the season of landfall to around 0900 GMT Tuesday, as indicated by Taiwan`s climate agency.

Hualien and Taitung, which are additionally prominent with guests for their coastlines and scenes, will be in the terminating line.

Those regions are as yet attempting to recoup from harm brought by Super Typhoon Meranti recently – the most grounded tempest for a long time to hit Taiwan.

Meranti, which left one dead in Taiwan before slaughtering another 28 as it moved to eastern China, was taken after nearly by the littler Typhoon Malakas.

Hilly districts in eastern Taiwan could see an aggregate of up to 900 millimeters (35 inches) of downpour through Wednesday, expanding the danger of avalanches.

More than 35,000 troopers are on standby to help with catastrophe alleviation.

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