Typhoon Chanthu and Conson: Twin tropical storms threaten floods, mudslides in Taiwan and Vietnam

Taiwan has released a sea warning on Friday for Super Typhoon Chanthu, known as Kiko in the Philippines, that is currently expect that pass over the island on Saturday before departure north towards Shanghai and the Chinese coast.

Chanthu is currently display wind speeds of 240 kilometers per hour (149 miles per hour), although it may weaken slightly as it approaches Taiwan.

speaking met the Taiwanese state…run Central Press Agency on On Thursday, Central Weather Bureau forecaster Wu Wan-hua said she expected torrential rains in the southern part of the island.

There is also the risk of intense wind, floods and mudslides in Taiwan’s high terrain.

At the same time, in South China Sea, Tropical Storm Conson makes landfall in Vietnam on Sunday afternoon, with the country 500,000 moves soldiers on standby forward of to be arrival. Conson is known as Jolina in the Philippines.

Although it is a much weaker storm than Super Typhoon Chanthu, Conson still expects wind speeds of up up to 150 km/h (92 mph) forward of landing over the weekend.

the Vietnamese government has also ordered ships to stay in port and prepared evacuation plans, Reuters said, citing staterun media. No less than 800,000 people in Vietnam’s northern provinces could be hit by the storm arrival, the fifth die comes ashore in the country this year.

Vietnam is not the only country to be hit by Tropical Storm Conson. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has a signal 3 out of 5 for heavy rain, strong wind and coastal flooding because the country will see these conditions for the next 24 hours.

Vietnamese weather agency has warned that there will likely be between six and eight more typhoons and tropical storms in the South China Sea this year.

Reuters contributed to this article.

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