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Typhoon Tembin forces closures of schools, offices (update)

2012/08/23 22:36:43

Taipei, Aug. 23 (CNA) Counties and cities in central, southern and eastern Taiwan announced Thursday evening that offices and schools will be closed on Friday in anticipation of heavy rain triggered by Typhoon Tembin.

As of 10 p.m., Taichung City, Changhua County, Yunlin County, Chiayi City, Chiayi County, Kaohsiung City, Pingtung County, Yilan County, Hualien County, Taitung County and Penghu County announced all schools and offices will be closed.

The Tainan City government will announce whether to close offices and schools by 5 a.m. Friday.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin and Ann Chen)