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Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung, Yilan, Hualien, Taitung announce office, school closures ahead of Typhoon Chanthu

10 counties, cities announce office, school closures as Super Typhoon Chanthu nears

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Animated GIF of Super Typhoon Chanthu. (NOAA image)
Satellite image of Super Typhoon Chanthu. (Windy.com image)

Animated GIF of Super Typhoon Chanthu. (NOAA image)

Satellite image of Super Typhoon Chanthu. (Windy.com image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a land warning for Super Typhoon Chanthu was issued by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) at 5:30 p.m. Friday night (Sept. 10) and with the eye of the storm just 210 kilometers from Taiwan's southernmost tip, much of the country south of Yunlin will likely see powerful winds and heavy rain today, while northern Taiwan will see the strongest impact Sunday (Sept. 12).

The CWB predicts that Chanthu will come closest to Taiwan today and Sunday with Level 16 winds on the Beaufort Scale in its eyewall. Strong winds and heavy rain are likely across the country until Sunday evening.

Taitung County this morning became the first to announce that offices and schools will be closed this afternoon. The closures include the county's Orchid Island and Green Island.

Later in the morning, two schools in New Taipei City announced that work and classes would be canceled starting at 12 p.m., while six townships in Pingtung County announced that work and classes would be canceled this evening.

This afternoon Hualien County announced that all work and classes will be canceled this evening.

This evening, Keelung, Taipei, New Taipei, Yilan County, Hualien County, and Taitung County announced full office and school closures for Sunday. Taoyuan, Hsinchu County, Kaohsiung City, and Pingtung County announced partial closures.

The following are known closures announced thus far tonight:

Northern Taiwan:

Taipei

  • Offices and classes canceled Sunday

New Taipei City

  • Offices and classes canceled Sunday
  • New Taipei Municipal Gong Liao Junior High School: Offices and classes canceled from 12 p.m. Saturday
  • Bitou Elementary School, Ruifang District: Offices and classes canceled from 12 p.m. Saturday

Keelung City

  • Offices and classes canceled Sunday

Taoyuan City

  • Fuxing District: Offices and classes canceled on Sunday

Hsinchu County

  • Jianshi Township: Offices and classes canceled on Sunday
  • Wufen Township: Offices and classes canceled on Sunday

Yilan County

  • Offices and classes canceled Sunday

Eastern Taiwan:

Hualien County

  • Offices and classes canceled on Sunday
  • Offices and classes canceled this evening

Taitung County

  • Offices and classes canceled on Sunday
  • Offices and classes canceled this afternoon
  • LyudaoTownship: Offices and classes canceled this afternoon
  • LanyuTownship: Offices and classes canceled this afternoon

Southern Taiwan:

Kaohsiung City

  • LiougueiDistrict: Offices and classes canceled on Sunday
  • JiasianDistrict: Offices and classes canceled on Sunday
  • MaolinDistrict: Offices and classes canceled on Sunday
  • TaoyuanDistrict: Offices and classes canceled on Sunday
  • NamasiaDistrict: Offices and classes canceled on Sunday

Pingtung County

  • HengchunTownship: Offices and classes canceled this evening
  • ChechengTownship: Offices and classes canceled this evening
  • ManzhouTownship: Offices and classes canceled this evening
  • FangshanTownship: Offices and classes canceled this evening
  • ShiziTownship: Offices and classes canceled this evening
  • MudanTownship: Offices and classes canceled this evening

For more information on official closures, check the Directorate-General of Personnel Administration, Executive Yuan website.


Updated : 2021-09-27 10:04 GMT+08:00