Worldwide Caution

This latest update to the Department of State’s Worldwide Caution provides U.S. citizens with general information regarding terrorist activities, political violence, and criminal activity that transpire abroad, as well as specific recommendations on how to prepare for possible contingencies, receive information on breaking security events, and ensure that travelers can be contacted in an emergency. …

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Earthquake in Hualien

On February 6, 11:50pm, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake – centered 18 kilometers northeast of Hualien, off the eastern coast – struck Taiwan.  Local authorities report two dead and over 200 injured in the Hualian area.  Four buildings have collapsed, two bridges – Qixing Tan and Hualian Bridge – are currently closed.  Su-Hua Highway was temporarily closed but …

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Typhoon TALIM

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) cautions U.S. citizens that Typhoon Talim is currently in the western Pacific Ocean east of Taiwan.  Although Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) does not expect Typhoon Talim to make direct landfall in Taiwan, the northern part of the island will likely begin to feel the effects of the storm from Wednesday night, September 13 until …

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Typhoon HATO

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) cautions U.S. citizens that Typhoon HATO is currently in the western Pacific Ocean southeast of Taiwan.  Although Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) does not expect Typhoon HATO to make direct landfall in Taiwan, the southern half of the island will likely begin to feel the effects of the storm in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August …

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AIT Closure Message – September 27 and 28, 2016

Due to Typhoon Megi, the AIT Taipei offices will be closed on Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28, 2016.  All U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Taiwan are urged to monitor local news for the latest safety and weather information.  U.S. citizens needing emergency American Citizen Services should call AIT Taipei at 02-2162-2000. For medical …

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Typhoon Megi – September 26, 2016

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) cautions U.S. citizens that Category 2 Typhoon Megi is currently in the western Pacific Ocean southeast of Taiwan.   Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau  (CWB) projects this storm will make landfall in northeast Taiwan late afternoon on Tuesday, September 27.  Expect extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding to occur.  All U.S. citizens living in …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Typhoon Nepartak

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) cautions U.S. citizens that Category 4 Typhoon Napartak is currently in the western Pacific Ocean southeast of Taiwan.  Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) projects this storm will make landfall in northeast Taiwan late afternoon on Thursday.   Expect extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding to occur. All U.S. citizens living …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Closure of AIT-Taipei

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) informs U.S. citizens that, due to Typhoon Dujuan, AIT Taipei’s Consular Section will be closed on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Please continue to monitor the American Institute in Taiwan’s website for updated information about AIT operations. We urge U.S. citizens to monitor the typhoon’s track by listening to the …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens – August 5, 2015: Typhoon Soudelor

This Emergency Message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Taiwan about Typhoon Soudelor, currently in the western Pacific Ocean southeast of Taiwan.  Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) projects this storm will make landfall in Taiwan late Friday night.  Taiwan is projected to begin feeling the effects of the storm late …

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