|FLOODING IN THE PHILIPPINES|
Monday, August 19, 2013
Tropical Storm TRAMI heads towards China
As expected the storm systems now located in the South China Sea have gained strength. Presently known as Tropical Storm TRAMI (Philippines name Maring) is now tracking northwest towards China. This storm is enhancing the Southwest Monsoon which is contributing to the heavy rainfall and flooding throughout several areas in Luzon (Philippines). Three people have been reported killed by this storm along with several others injured.
But now it is moving to the North West, as most storms usually do in this part of the world. the Yaeyama islands are now being affected and the storm is now threatening Taipei. By the time it reaches Taipei, it may turn into another deadly typhoon. Taiwan is bracing for another strong tropical storm, possibly another typhoon as it moves towards a possible landfall of Fujian or Zhejiang province in eastern China.