Hualien, Yilan and Orchid Island to close schools and offices
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Local governments in most of Taiwan, including the Taipei area,
announced that offices and schools would not be closed Friday despite the onslaught of Typhoon Soudelor.
The storm, which some international media have labeled the strongest of the year, was expected to impact Taiwan on Friday and Saturday, while it was highly likely to make landfall in the middle of the east coast, probably in Hualien County, before trekking west to the Taiwan Straits.
Most areas announced that Friday would be a normal working day, with schools and offices remaining open.
The only exceptions were Hualien County, where the typhoon was expected to make landfall, Yilan County and Orchid Island, which lies far off the east coast of Taitung County. [FULL STORY]