By: C.P. Liu, T. C. Lu, S. M. Yang, S. F. Wang and Lillian Lin
Taipei, Aug. 5 (CNA) Transportation and fire departments around Taiwan began making
preparations for Typhoon Soudelor, which is expected to pummel the island on Friday and Saturday.
Ferry operators in Taitung County in southeastern Taiwan announced Wednesday that ferry services between Fugang Harbor and Green Island and Orchid Island will be temporarily suspended from Thursday afternoon to Sunday.
The Taiwan Railways Administration will cancel its holiday cruise-style trains on Taiwan’s Father’s Day on Aug. 8 and will issue refunds to people who have made reservations.
The tourist trains travel through scenic spots in mountainous regions that are highly vulnerable to the heavy rains and gusty winds brought by typhoons. [FULL STORY]