Natural disasters

Tropical cyclones

The tropical cyclone (typhoon) season in Taiwan normally runs from May to November, sometimes resulting in local flooding and landslides.

Listen to Typhoon Alerts on ICRT, BCC and PRS radio stations, or alternatively monitor the following websites:

Japan Meteorological Agency
Taiwan Central Weather Bureau

DGPA (Announcement of Office and School Closures in Taiwan).

See our tropical cyclones page for advice about what to do if you are caught up in a storm.


Earthquakes do occur in Taiwan. The US Federal Emergency Management Agency website has advice about what to do before, during and after an earthquake.