Taiwan Shuts Markets, Offices as Tropical Storm Trami Nears
More than 272 millimeters (10.7 inches) of rain have fallen on Taoyuan county in Taiwan’s northern region in the past 48 hours, the Central Weather Bureau said.
Trami, with winds gusting to as much as 137 kilometers (85 miles) an hour, was centered 290 kilometers east of Taipei as at 8 a.m. local time. The storm is moving westwards at 25 kilometers per hour, the bureau said.
The cities of Taipei, New Taipei and Keelung canceled classes and closed offices today, the Central Personnel Administration said on its website.
Nineteen international flights were canceled or delayed yesterday, according to the Central Emergency Operation Center in a website statement. Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. canceled more than 20 flights to and from Taipei scheduled to depart between 12:30 p.m. today and 10 a.m. tomorrow, according to an e-mailed statement late yesterday.
Last month Typhoon Soulik killed two people in Taiwan and injured more than 100 others as it lashed Taiwan with strong winds and rain that also caused power failures.
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