By: Lee Ming-tsung, Yang Shu-min, Milly Lin and Kuo Chung-han
Taipei, Aug. 7 (CNA) City and county governments announced Friday that all offices and
schools will be closed on Saturday in anticipation of Typhoon Soudelor.
All six municipalities, Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung, three cities, and 13 counties, including the outlying islands of Penghu, Kinmen and Lienchiang (Matsu) announced closures.
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has warned that 15 cities and counties may experience extremely torrential rain, 350mm or more in 24 hours, and the rest of Taiwan may see extremely heavy rain of 130mm or more over a 24 hour period.
As the typhoon moves toward Taiwan, 21,067 households had suffered blackouts and 6,328 were still without power, as of 9:40 p.m. [FULL STORY]