By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Typhoon Soudelor approached Taiwan Friday, all local
governments on the main island declared that schools and offices could close early in the evening.
Only residents of Yilan, Hualien and islands off Taitung County had all of Friday off, as announced the day before, but as the intensity of the storm became clearer, local governments in many other areas decided not to wait until the evening to announce closures.
Schools and offices will be closed Friday evening from Taipei, New Taipei and Keelung in the north to Pingtung in the south.
Only the offshore islands of Kinmen and Matsu close to the coast of China’s Fujian Province had not announced their decision yet by mid-afternoon, reports said. [FULL STORY]