Typhoon Tembin Hits Taiwan; China Braces for Cyclone
Tropical Cyclone Tembin: Huge Typhoon Hitting Taiwan
Tropical Cyclone Tembin is hitting Taiwan on August 24, 2012 local time, forcing around 5,000 people to evacuate their homes. 50,000 soldiers were put on standby to help with evacuations and emergency management. You can see a map of Typhoon Tembin's projected path below.
The southern coast of China is on Red Alert for Typhoon Tembin, as is the Japanese island of Ishikagi. Tembin is currently a Category 3 storm, with sustained winds of 96mph.
Nearly six million people are affected by Tembin and its outer bands, with winds of at least 75pmph. Cyclone Tembin is starting to reach the coast of China, northeast of Hong Kong and Guangzhou.
Typhoon Tembin's storm surge is 1.1 meter (3.5 feet) at its highest measured point.
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Tembin is the 14th typhoon of the 2012 Pacific typhoon season. All domestic shipping in Taiwan is currently suspended.
In 2009, Typhoon Morakot hit Taiwan and killed about 600 people, mostly in mudslides.