Taiwan News: Super Typhoon Mangkhut Nears, KMT Mulls ‘Comfort Women’ Bill

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Date: 2018/09/12
By: International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT)

Credit: Reuters / TPG

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]

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