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Travel Alert:
Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Taipei (Taiwan), AIT Taipei (not Kaohsiung) Closure for Typhoon TRAMI, August 21, 2013
 

On August 20, 2013 the Department of State announced the following message:

This emergency message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Taiwan that the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) and the Taiwan Central Weather Bureau are tracking Typhoon Trami across the Western Pacific. JTWC forecasts Typhoon Trami will track northwest over the next 48 hours, traversing northern Taiwan, but the possibility of a last minute change in direction exists. Heavy rain and strong winds can be expected across the island. Local government in Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung announced closure on August 21. American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)/Taipei will also be closed on August 21. AIT Kaohsiung will be open, however.

We will continue to monitor Typhoon Trami‘s track and will issue updated messages as needed. Please monitor the storm’s track by listening to the radio, watching television, or monitoring Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau website (http://www.cwb.gov.tw/eng/index.htm) 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. 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.

Please continue to monitor the American Institute in Taiwan’s website at http://www.ait.org.tw/en/home.html for updated information, including announcements of AIT closure.

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 amcit-ait-t@state.gov; 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, Kaohsiung City 80052; telephone (07) 238-7744; fax (07) 236-1037; email amcit-ait-t@state.gov ; after hours emergency (02) 2162-2000; website http://kaohsiung.ait.org.tw/consular-service.html.

(Source: U.S. Dept. of State)  

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