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By: International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT)
The Central Weather Bureau says the affects of Super Typhoon Mangkhut are likely to be felt by Friday, as the storm moves closer to Taiwan.
Mangkhut, upgraded yesterday to a Super Typhoon, is now a Category 4 storm and is expected to be upgraded to a Category 5 by tomorrow. The weather bureau says if Mangkhut continues on its current path its outer rim will threaten Hualien, Taitung and the Hengchun Peninsula.
The storm, which has a radius of 250 kilometers, is currently located some 1,900 kilometers east-southeast of Eluanbi at the island’s southern most tip and is moving in a westerly direction at 22 kilometers an hour. It is packing maximum sustained wind speeds of 190 kilometers an hour, with gusts of up to 234 kilometers an hour. [FULL STORY]