Typhoon Nepartak makes landfall in eastern Taiwan
Updated: 2016-07-08 11:52
Typhoon Nepartak made landfall early Friday in eastern Taiwan, bringing strong gusts and downpours to the area. [Photo from web]
TAIPEI - Typhoon Nepartak made landfall early Friday in eastern Taiwan, bringing strong gusts and downpours to the area, said Taiwan's weather bureau.
The first typhoon of the year landed at 5:50 a.m. Friday in Taitung, packing winds of up to 191 km per hour and gusts of up to 234 km per hour, it said.
The typhoon was moving northwestward at a speed of 11 km per hour.
All general train services in the island were suspended Friday, with commuter trains resuming operation after 5:00 p.m. Friday, said the island's railways authority late night Thursday. The island's high-speed train service was suspended for the whole day on Friday.
Classes were suspended and citizens had one-day off across the island on Friday.
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