Taiwan shutters as Typhoon Soudelor bears down

Taiwan essentially closed up shop on Friday ahead of Typhoon Soudelor making landfall.

Taipei, Taiwan.

Taipei, Taiwan. Image by x76882 / CC BY 2.0

The largest cyclone this year, Soudelor packed wind gusts up to 209 kmph. Offices and schools closed early Friday afternoon, and nearly all railway lines were shut. Local airlines suspended numerous flights in the region and expected delays into Saturday. Read more: taiwannews.com.tw

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