Typhoon Megi approaches Taiwan’s east coast, bringing strong winds and rain. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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Typhoon Megi brought strong waves to Taiwan’s eastern coast on Tuesday (September 27) morning as the storm was expected to make landfall there in the early afternoon.
According to Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau, Megi is approaching the island with a decreasing speed of 24km/h with wind speeds gusting up to 191km/h.
The operator of the island’s bullet train said it would suspend services on Tuesday.
EVA Airways Corp, one of Taiwan’s main international airlines, said it was cancelling or rescheduling some international flights.
Earlier this month Typhoon Meranti killed at least 28 people in China and Taiwan and cut power to more than a million homes.
Typhoons are common in the region at this time of year, picking up strength as they cross warm Pacific waters and bringing fierce winds and rain when they reach land.