By: Associated Press.
Coastal resorts in southern Taiwan were closed and all shipping was ordered to remain i
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]