Typhoon Meranti hits Taiwan, Schools and Flights shut down


Thousands of people lost their home as Typhoon Meranti striked the island on Wednesday. It was the strongest typhoon that hit the country Taiwan. Due to this storm, the schools as well flights have been shut down.

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The people of Taiwan are in danger due to the storm. The warning has been given by Central Weather Bureau for the safety of the people.

Typhoon Meranti striked the state with the speed of 216 km per hour, meteorologists said. The reports revealed that due to the typhoon power cables and tress got destroyed.  

“This typhoon is the world’s strongest so far this year,” weather bureau spokeswoman Hsieh Pei-yun said. “Its impact on Taiwan will peak all day today.”

Nearly 1,500 residents have left from their homes in Kaohsiung and other cities, the Central Emergency Operation Center said in a statement.

Taiwan Power Co. reported that, 20,000 of people are without power in the state.  Most domestic flights have been cancelled, including all of those from Kaohsiung airport, where international flights were also severely affected.

Taiwan will feel the full drive of the tropical storm through Wednesday and into Thursday before the tempest barrels into China, meteorologists said.

Meranti is relied upon to make landfall in the southern Chinese regions of Guangdong and Fujian on Thursday, where powers were at that point scratching off train administrations and get ready to clear individuals, state media said.

Storm Meranti comes a little more than two months after the dangerous hurricane Nepartak cut force, grounded flights and constrained thousands to escape their homes crosswise over focal and southern territories of Taiwan.

In 2009, Typhoon Morakot carve a swath of decimation through southern Taiwan, executing around 700 individuals and bringing on up to $3 billion of harm.

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