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AssistAlert: Typhoon Koinu Impacts Taiwan

AssistAlert: Typhoon Koinu Impacts Taiwan


Typhoon Koinu Impacts Taiwan


Descending on Taiwan this morning, Typhoon Koinu brought with it the third highest recorded wind-gust in the nation’s history topping 213 mph. In tandem with extreme precipitation and 21-foot waves off the coast, Koinu is responsible for at least 300 reported injuries and 1 confirmed death thus far. The storm’s trajectory has landfall anticipated in Hong Kong in the coming days with the system expected to gain strength.


  • Follow all official directives and evacuate if necessary
  • If lodging in a resort, follow all directions and emergency protocol provided by staff
  • Ensure a supply of water for sanitary purposes as well as an ample supply of clean drinking water
  • Both travelers and locals are advised to keep an emergency bag on hand with important documents and ample food and water

Members are encouraged to contact Assist America if travel assistance is required.



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