By: S.C. Chang
Taipei, Aug. 6 (CNA) Yilan and Hualien county governments on Thursday announced
closures of schools and offices Friday in anticipation of Typhoon Soudelor.
Taitung County government said it is closing schools and offices for offshore Orchid Island and Green Island on Friday, but schools and offices will open in the morning for the towns and villages on Taiwan proper and close in the afternoon.
Earlier, Taitung County canceled all balloon festival activities on Friday for safety reasons.
Most cities and counties in west Taiwan announced that schools and offices will open as usual Friday in spite of a land warning for the typhoon. [FULL STORY]