Taipei-The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) lifted its land and sea warnings for Typhoon Mitag on Tuesday morning after the storm, which straddled Taiwan's eastern and northeastern coasts from Monday afternoon to early Tuesday, left 12 people injured and thousands of homes temporarily without power.
The CWB said the typhoon no longer poses a threat to Taiwan's northern waters, but it warned that the storm's residual air flows could still cause gusty winds and high waves in coastal areas in Taiwan, including in Matsu, Green and Orchid Islands.
As of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, 12 people were reported injured because of the typhoon, and 498 homes were still without electricity, according to the Central Emergency Operations Center.
Based on data collected by the center as of 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Typhoon Mitag flooded 11 locations across Taiwan, all of which had subsided by Tuesday morning.
Of the 12 injures, three occurred in Taipei, one in Taoyuan, and four each in Taichung and Yilan.
A total of 66,849 households lost power during the storm, but power had been restored to 66,351 of them as of Tuesday morning.
The center also reported a partial cave-in of a parking garage on Minzu Street in Taipei's Beitou District that it attributed to the storm's heavy rain.
The cave-in was caused when the garage's foundation gave out at around 11 p.m. Monday, causing a row of nine cars to slide down and become stuck on the slope.
The Taipei City Fire Department deployed four vehicles and 11 people to the scene after it was notified of the problem.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel