Want China Times
A balloon festival in southeastern Taiwan’s Taitung county was canceled Monday and
ferry services between the county and two islands off its coast were due to be suspended as Tropical Storm Linfa approached Taiwan.
Earlier in the day, the national Central Weather Bureau issued a sea warning for the storm, which was centered 400 kilometers south of Taiwan’s southern tip as of 8 am, moving northward at a speed of 6-9 kilometers.
Linfa has maximum sustained winds of 83 kilometers per hour, with gusts of up to 108 kph, according to the bureau. [FULL STORY]