Taipei and Tainan Mayors apologize for typhoon day miscues

Taipei’s mayor said that the weather on Sunday was fine and it should not have been a day off

Taiwan News
dATE: 2017/07/31
By: Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) apologized to Taipei

Taipei’s mayor Ko Wen-je and Tainan’s mayor Lai Ching-te

citizens for having a “fake” typhoon day off on Sunday while Tainan’s mayor received intense criticisms from internet users for declaring a day off at the last minute on Monday.

In a meeting with reporters this morning, Mayor Ko apologized for deciding offices and schools should be remained closed on Sunday in Taipei city due based on a prediction that the coming double storms would be more strongly felt in the capital city.

Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te’s (賴清德) conflicting announcements on school and office closures drew criticism from netizens. He first decided that the city should have an ordinary working day with any late excuse is accepted. However, at 6 a.m. this morning, he reversed his earlier decision and declared that work and classes would be canceled today due to the heavy rain accumulation caused by Typhoon Haitang.

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