Taiwan issues typhoon landfall alert

By: Associated Press.

Coastal resorts in southern Taiwan were closed and all shipping was ordered to remain i

Photo by Accu Weather

Photo by Accu Weather

n harbor on Monday as a tropical storm approached the island, local disaster officials said.

Linfa (literally “Lotus”), this year’s 10th typhoon, had weakened to a tropical storm and entered the South China Sea on Monday. It was expected to make a landfall in southern Taiwan’s Pingtung County by Thursday, the local weather service said.

Kenting Park in Pingtung was closed at around 8:00 a.m. local time after the weather bureau issued a storm warning for the southern parts of the island.

About a dozen people who had been surfing in Kenting waters early in the morning were called to shore because of strong wind and dangerous waves.     [FULL  STORY]

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