Taiwan Shuts Eastern Counties Early as Typhoon Approaches

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  • Airlines canceled some Taiwan flights through Friday
  • Taipei to announce by Thursday evening if offices to close

Taiwanese soldiers distributing sand bags to local residents in Ilan County in preparation for Nepartak, the first typhoon to affect Taiwan this year.

Photographer: Taiwan Military News Agency/HA/EPA

Taiwan directed schools and offices along its eastern coast to close early Thursday as Typhoon Nepartak threatened to unleash strong winds and heavy rain across the island through Friday. Airlines canceled or rerouted flights.

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