Nation braces as storm approaches

LIFE INTERRUPTED:Many events across the nation have been postponed or canceled, as well as flights operated by Mandarin Airlines, Uni Air and Far Eastern Air Transport

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 29, 2017
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter

Schools and offices in Taitung, Hualien and Yilan counties will be closed this afternoon

Farmers in Yunlin County yesterday harvest their crops before the arrival of Typhoon Nesat, which is forecast to affect the nation today.
Photo: Chan Shih-hung, Taipei Times

as the east coast prepares for Typhoon Nesat, which is forecast to cause severe rainfall today and tomorrow.

As of 6:15pm yesterday, Nesat’s eye was 440km southeast of Hualien County with a radius of 150km and moving northwest at 16kph.

As of 10pm yesterday, winds were gusting at 30 meters per second (m/s) with gusts of 38m/s.

Weather Forecast Center specialist Wu Wan-hua (伍婉華) said that a land alert had been issued for Kaohsiung and Tainan, as well as Hualien, Taitung (including Orchid Island and Green Island), Pingtung, Chiayi and Nantou counties.

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