Typhoon Megi slams into Taiwan

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28 September, 2016

A woman struggles with her umbrella against powerful gusts of wind generated by typhoon Megi across the the island in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.

Television footage showed waves surging past breakwaters in the northeastern county of Yilan and outlying Orchid Island.

Typhoon Megi's bands of heavy rain and 162-kilometers- (100 miles-) per-hour sustained winds blanketed the island by midafternoon as the eye of the storm made landfall on the east coast.

This month, super Typhoon Meranti killed at least 28 people in China and Taiwan and cut power to more than a million homes.

Regarding transportation, nearly all trains have been brought to a standstill while 575 global and domestic flights were cancelled.

In the capital Taipei, which was also lashed by downpours and winds, bus services and overground metro trains were suspended as some roads were flooded.

More than 8,000 people had been evacuated, mostly from mountainous areas at risk of landslides or floods.

After the briefing, Tsai gave directives on disaster response and relief, saying that precautionary evacuations should be carried out in mountainous regions.

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A man walks during a storm in Xindian district, New Taipei City, as Typhoon Megi hits.

Typhoon Megi is the third storm system to hit Taiwan in the last two weeks.

The typhoon was moving across Taiwan and expected to head into the Taiwan Strait and on towards China today where it will make landfall in the south-eastern province of Fujian. Numerous injuries were from falling and wind-blown objects. About 2,800 went to shelters, said National Fire Agency Director-General Chen Wen-lung.

Authorities estimate that two million households lost power, Hualien, eastern Taiwan, September 27, 2016.

Hundreds of global flights were cancelled or delayed, while train services, halted were scheduled to be suspended until Wednesday afternoon.

Megi is the fourth typhoon of the year to hit Taiwan.

In addition to forcing schools and businesses to close, the typhoon also suspended train services and shipping lanes, according to the center.


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