Typhoon Nepartak makes landfall; sustained downpours expected

07/08/2016 07:55 AM
A scene in Taitung after the storm makes landfall early Friday
A scene in Taitung after the storm makes landfall early Friday

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) Typhoon Nepartak made landfall in southeastern Taiwan's Taitung County at 5:50 a.m. Friday, pummeling much of Taiwan with strong gusts and heavy rain, the Central Weather Bureau said.

The typhoon could linger around Taiwan for up to eight hours as it slowly makes its way toward southern China, the bureau said, warning the public throughout the country to prepare for heavy downpours.

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[Taitung]

[From Central weather Bureau website]

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