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Posts Tagged ‘Tropical Storm TRAMI’

ERE Force Closure of Roads, bridges, railway lines in Taiwan

Posted by feww on September 2, 2013

Extreme Rain Events (ERE) dump up to 810mm of rain on Taiwan

Landslides triggered by torrential rains brought by tropical storm KONG-REY have forced the evacuations of thousands of people from mountainous areas and damaged dozens of roads and bridges, especially in the SW county of Chiayi, and shut down railway services.

Tropical Storm KONG-REY has caused widespread flooding and substantial damage to property and infrastructure since August 28.

Southern Taiwan is devastated, reports said.

Tropical storms TRAMI and KONG-REY have caused millions of dollars in agricultural losses in Taiwan since late August, said the Council of Agriculture.

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Intense Flooding Shuts Govt., Displaces Thousands in Philippines

Posted by feww on August 20, 2013

Flooding intensifies in Metro Manila; govt, schools, businesses closed for 2nd day

Extreme rains since Sunday intensified by Tropical Storm TRAMI triggered flash floods in and around the Philippine capital of Manila, leaving dozens dead, injured or missing and  tens of thousands  displaced near, as numerous local governments declared a state of calamity.

The flooding forced authorities to shut government offices, the stock exchange, foreign embassies  and schools throughout the region.

“In the light of the severe flooding in some parts of Metro Manila and with the Orange Rainfall Advisory, upon both the recommendation of MMDA and PAGASA, the Executive Secretary has ordered the suspension of work in the government offices in Metro Manila today, August 20, except those involved in disaster risk reduction and management,” the Presidential Spokesperson declare on official website.

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Flooding in Metro Manila. EDSA – Taft Rotonda. Photo provided by the Metro Manila Development Authority.

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Photo provided by the Metro Manila Development Authority shows the extent of flooding in Metro Manila, Philippiens.

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