Super-Typhoon on Course to Pummel Taiwan Before Holiday Weekend

  • Island issued a land warning on Tuesday as winds top 263 kph
  • Philippines raised lowest storm alert yesterday in Batane

Fishing boats moored in a shelter at Tungkang harbor in southern Pingtung county as typhoon Meranti approaches southeast of Taiwan on Sept. 13.

Photographer: Sam Yeh/AFP via Getty Images

Taiwan warned residents to take precautions against strong winds and heavy rains as a storm barreled toward the island for a Wednesday strike, one day before a major holiday.

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