By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City announced it was canceling Mid-Autumn Festival barbeques planned for riverside parks on Sunday and Monday due to the threat of Typhoon Dujuan.
The Central Weather Bureau also adjusted its predictions for the storm, predicting sea warnings for Sunday noon and land warnings for the evening, even hinting that the eye of the typhoon might even make landfall in Yilan County.
One of the traditions of the Mid-Autumn Festival is holding barbeques and watching the full moon. Taipei City often opens up riverside parks to citizens looking for a place to hold the barbeques, but because of the typhoon threat, civilians were discouraged from heading to the parks beginning Sunday.
Since the city might also close access gates to riverside areas, drivers were told not to go and park their vehicles near the river beginning Sunday. [FULL STORY]