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

Taipei, Taiwan.
Taipei, Taiwan.

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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