Taiwan, Severe Weather, Level 5: Disruptions due to Typhoon Haikui across the nation – Taiwan [Update 9]

Update 2023-09-03 (3): According to the sources from Sunday (3 September), thousands of people are homeless while around 4000 people were evacuated after Typhoon Haikui struck the nation. A landfall was also reported from Donghe, Taitung. Power disruptions are being reported from Taitung and Hualien. Moreover, the capital Taipei City is also experiencing heavy rainfall.

Update 2023-09-03 (2): According to the sources from Sunday (3 September), Typhoon Haikui struck eastern Taiwan, causing extensive power outages, evacuations, and flight cancellations. Over 7,000 people were evacuated, and hundreds of flights were cancelled. The typhoon made landfall in coastal Taitung, injuring more than 40 people, including two in Hualien County, from a falling tree. Power was disrupted for thousands of people. Haikui weakened to moderate intensity by 9:00 pm (local time) on Sunday (3 September) near Kaohsiung city, bringing heavy rains to multiple regions, including Yilan, Hualien, Taitung, Kaohsiung, and Pingtung.

Update 2023-09-03 (1): According to the source from Sunday (3 September), the nation braced for the arrival of Typhoon Haikui, leading to the evacuation of nearly 3,000 people and the cancellation of domestic flights. The typhoon is expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds to the island’s southern and eastern regions, with a forecasted landfall in the mountainous and sparsely populated southeast. Ferry services to nearby islands are also cancelled. Meanwhile, international flights experienced limited disruption, with dozens of cancellations reported.