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 TyphoonTrami 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. You should also contact friends and family in the United States with updates on your whereabouts.