Storm wreaks havoc on nation

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Taipei Times
Date: Jul 30, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Train service was suspended, flights were disrupted, and highways and schools closed yesterday as the nation braced for its first typhoon of the year.

Typhoon Nesat — which strengthened into a moderate storm on Friday — was already bringing crashing waves and strong winds to the east coast earlier yesterday.

Nesat’s center made landfall at 7:10pm at Yilan County’s Suao Township (蘇澳), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said, forecasting that the eye of the storm would leave the nation early this morning.

As of 8pm, Nesat had maximum sustained winds of 137kph, with gusts reaching 173kph, it added.    [FULL  STORY]

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