Taiwan still expects heavy rain after departure of Tropical Storm Danas

Southwest and Southeast Taiwan face torrential rain until SaturdayTaiwan News
Date: 2019/07/18
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Flooding on Taitung’s Orchid Island in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Danas Thursday (July 18) morning. (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Even though Tropical Storm Danas left Taiwan relatively unscathed and sea alerts were lifted early Thursday (July 18) evening, especially southern parts of the island should still expect heavy rain before Saturday (July 20).

The Central Weather Bureau scrapped the last sea alerts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, predicting the storm was setting course for the island of Okinawa in South Japan.

A low pressure area west of the Philippines was unlikely to strengthen into a tropical storm, but it was still strong enough to bring torrential rain to southwestern and southeastern parts of Taiwan, according to the Central News Agency.    [FULL  STORY]

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