Typhoon SOULIK to Dump 6 Billion Tons of Rain on Taiwan
Posted by feww on July 13, 2013
SOULIK Dumping an estimated 6 billion tons of rain on Taiwan Region
FIRE-EARTH estimates Typhoon SOULIK will have dumped at least 6 billion tons of precipitation on Taiwan region.
- Such tremendous amount of precipitation over a short period of time could cause catastrophic flash floods and potentially deadly landslides.
Typhoon SOULIK – MTSAT Funktop IR satellite image enhancement – July 13, 2013 @ 00:32UTC. Funktop enhancement highlights intense areas of precipitation. Source: NOAA/SSD
High Probability of Landslides
Taiwan authorities have warned about potential disaster in the areas most prone to landslides.
“The central region of Taiwan has experienced two earthquakes with magnitude six or above on 27 March and 2 June, loose soil after seismic activities are potential disaster areas under heavy rainfall,” they warned in a statement.
SOULIK is expected to make landfall in Fujian and Zhejiang provinces on the Chinese mainland on Saturday PM, the local forecasters said.