TROPICAL STORM "TALIM" - June 19, 2012
TROPICAL STORM “TALIM” - June 19, 2012
This Emergency Message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Taiwan that the Joint Typhoon Warning Center and the Taiwan Central Weather Bureau are tracking Tropical Storm “TALIM” across the South China Sea. At this time “TALIM” is expected to track along the western coastline of Taiwan, the center passing just off the northwestern tip of the island. While it is not clear at this time when/if the storm will reach typhoon strength, heavy rain and strong winds can be expected across the entire island.
We will continue to monitor Tropical Storm “TALIM’s s track and will issue updated messages as needed. Please monitor the typhoon’s track by listening to the radio, watching television, or monitoring Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau website in English. International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT) provides regular weather bulletins in English on 100.7 FM in the Taipei and Kaohsiung areas and on 100.1 FM in Taichung. ICRT also offers streaming audio over the internet. Locate shelter, monitor media reports, and follow all official instructions. Carry your travel documents at all times (e.g.,. U.S. passport, birth certificate, picture ID’s, etc.) or secure them in a safe, waterproof location. You should also contact friends and family in the United States with updates on your whereabouts.
Additional information on hurricanes and storm preparedness may be found on our “Hurricane/Typhoon Season” webpage and on the “Natural Disasters” page of the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ website. Updated information on travel in Taiwan may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States and Canada, or from overseas, 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 am to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
Please continue to monitor the American Institute in Taiwan's website for updated information, including announcements of AIT closure. Please consult the Country Specific Information for Taiwan, available on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website.
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the American Citizens Services Unit of the American Institute in Taiwan. The location of the AIT Taipei office is No. 7, Lane 134, Sec. 3, XinYi Road, Da-an District, Taipei City 10659; telephone (02) 2162-2000; fax (02) 2162-2239; email email@example.com; after hours emergency (02)2162-2000; website http://acs.ait.org.tw/. The location of the AIT Kaohsiung office is 5th Floor, No. 2, Chung Cheng 3rd Road, Xin-Xing District, Kaohsiuing City 80052; telephone (07) 238-7744; fax (07) 238-5237; email firstname.lastname@example.org; after hours emergency (02) 2162-2000; website . http://kaohsiung.ait.org.tw/en/consular-service.html.