A red alert has been issued for Tropical Cyclone Dujuan-15, which is tracking north-west towards China. The cyclone is predicted to strike northern Taiwan before making landfall in China on or around the 29th of September.
The Western Pacific has experience several strong storms this year and climatologists are expecting more to come as a severe El Nino brings the likelihood of extreme weather.
Direct Relief will be monitoring the situation as it develops in the coming days.
Potential population affected: 818,593.
Reference: GDACS Event Report – Dujuan-15