Taiwan, Severe Weather, Level 5: Disruptions due to Tropical Storm Haikui – Taiwan [Update 12]

Update 2023-09-04 (3): According to reports, all flights between cities in Taiwan proper and Kinmen scheduled before 12 pm on Tuesday (5 September, local time) have been cancelled due to Tropical Storm Haikui. Over 100 ferry services between Taiwan proper and islands, as well as between Taiwan and China scheduled for Tuesday (5 September) have been preemptively cancelled as well. Several roads also remain closed in eastern parts of the country and are expected to reopen on Tuesday or Wednesday (5 or 6 September).

Update 2023-09-04 (2): According to reports, the land warning for Tropical Storm Haikui was lifted for Taiwan proper at 8:40 pm on Monday (4 September, local time). Land warnings remain in effect for Penghu and Kinmen Islands at this time. Reportedly, the tropical storm was located around 130 km west of the Penghu Islands by 10 pm on Monday (4 September, local time). The sea warning for mainland Taiwan and the land warnings for the islands are expected to be lifted by Tuesday morning (5 September, local time). Heavy rainfall is expected to continue to impact areas of the country until at least Tuesday (5 September).

Update 2023-09-04 (1): According to media reports, Typhoon Haikui made landfall twice in, heavily affecting the south and east of Taiwan on Sunday afternoon (3 September, local time). More than a hundred persons were injured by toppling trees or car accidents. More than 200,000 households were without electricity, and over 190 flights are still cancelled on Monday (4 September). The storm has been downgraded to tropical storm but the warning level has been kept in place.