Authorities in Taiwan have shut financial markets, canceled flights and put soldiers on standby as the island braces for the powerful Mitag typhoon. President Tsai Ing-wen urged residents to stay indoors if possible.
Typhoon Mitag was heading towards Taiwan on Monday, with the authorities expecting it to hit northern and north-eastern part of the island in the evening and early Tuesday.
Mitag was packing sustained winds of 126 kilometres per hour, with gusts reaching 162 kilometres per hour, Taiwan’s weather bureau said.
The storm was located some 300 kilometres southeast of the island early on Monday and heading towards it at the speed of 25 kilometres per hour.
Via Taiwan News