Taiwan closes schools, offices ahead of island-wide typhoon

September 27, 2016 5:27 AM

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Taiwan closes schools, offices ahead of island-wide typhoon

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Schools and offices have been closed on Taiwan and people in dangerous areas have been evacuated as a large typhoon with 162 kilometers- (100 miles-) per-hour winds approaches the island.

National Fire Agency Director-General Chen Wen-lung said authorities are on high alert because Typhoon Megi is expected to cover the entire mountainous island. Landfall is forecast Tuesday evening.

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