TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- All Schools and offices are closed in Kaohsiung, Pingtung and Tainan counties on Monday due to the coming heavy rain brought by Typhoon Haitang, according to information released at 9:53 a.m. by the Directorate-General of Personnel Administration.
Taichung City, Taitung and Chiayi County will also be affected by the storm and some schools and offices will be closed.
The following schools will be closed today in Taichung City: Ping-Deng Elementary School, Taichung City Heping District Preschool and Taichung Municipal Li-Shan Junior High & Elementary School.
Offices and schools will be closed in the following towns in Taitung County: Hongye Village, Yan-Ping Township, Taitung County, Luanshan Village, Yan-Ping Township.
As for Zhangyuan Elementary School in Taitung County's Changbin Township, offices are open but classes are canceled today.
Work and classes are canceled today for Nan-Sing Elementary School, Yijhu Township, Chiayi County.
According to the Central Weather Bureau, the typhoon is moving north-northwesterly direction at 24 kilometers per hour, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kph, with gusts of up to 90 kph.