Typhoon Tips

Typhoon Tips:
Preparing for Typhoon Season

For a complete list of how to prepare please read Disaster Preparedness, which includes a checklist of steps to take if it is predicted that a typhoon is going to hit Taiwan.


The typhoon season in Taiwan runs from April through October, although storms are most frequent from July to October.


Well before the arrival of the typhoon season, you should insure that you have emergency supplies on hand such as candles and matches, flashlights and batteries, a first aid kit, canned food, bottled water, plastic sheeting, etc.

Where to get info

In the event of an approaching typhoon you should tune your radio to ICRT (100.7FM), which provides English-language news, or you can visit the web site of Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau at . (The button to select the English version is in the upper right hand corner of the screen.) The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) tracks current typhoon systems in the Pacific Ocean.