August 23, 2012 in Taiwan evacuated 5,000 residents as a precaution before the impact of Typhoon "Tembin." According to military officials, this is necessary to avoid this fatal accident three years ago, when typhoon "Morakot" took the lives of over 600 people in August 2009.
"The evacuation of residents in low-lying regions of the place or the places most prone to landslides. It also means that people will not be caught off guard, "- said the representative of the Ministry of Defence, David Lo.
When approaching typhoon, the local government in the east, south and center of the island declared a bank holiday on August 24. According to the central operations center during disasters, more than 4800 people, 2000 of which are from the eastern part, have been evacuated by the end of the day on August 23. Young recruits in a dust mask helps older people to leave their homes. More than 1,800 Chinese fishermen hired to work, had to seek shelter in the ports. Vehicle movement along the eastern coast of Taiwan decreased markedly after reports of a strong typhoon.
It is believed that "Tembin" hit the island on August 24, although its trajectory depends on another typhoon "Bolaven", which is less than 1,500 kilometers from Taiwan. While the Bureau of Meteorology estimates of Hong Kong "Tembin" as a powerful typhoon, national meteorologists attribute it to the phenomenon of medium strength. The population of the eastern part of Taiwan, which was held in early August, Typhoon "Hualien", warned of torrential rains that could cause landslides. 103 domestic and 13 international flights were canceled, and the movement of vessels suspended.