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NASA's Aqua satellite tracks Typhoon Nesat headed toward Taiwan

NASA's Aqua satellite tracks Typhoon Nesat headed toward Taiwan”

The China Airlines flight was scheduled to depart at 6.30pm on Saturday and has been re-timed to 6am on Sunday.

The storm is expected to hit mainland China early on Sunday, and torrential rain is expected through to Wednesday.

Since typhoon Morakot left more than 400 people dead in its wake in 2009, the government has stepped up preventive measures against tropical storms. Tropical Depression 12W is now expected to move north and travel along the western side of Taiwan, up the Taiwan Strait then curve northwest for a landfall in southeastern China on July 30.

Winds reaching 112 kilometers per hour (70 mph) were knocking over people and objects.

Numerous injured rescue personnel were hit by falling debris, with two suffering severe injuries.

Long queues formed at the airports, with nearly all domestic and worldwide flights cancelled due to the poor weather conditions.

Almost half a million households were without electricity as Nesat pounded the island with downpours and winds of up to 180 kilometres an hour.

Flights from Taipei to Taitung and Hualien will be canceled Saturday and more flights from the island to other places will be affected, transport authorities said.

Residents in the south of the country were the worst affected. Three people were taken to hospital.

Typhoon Nesat made landfall on the northeast coast of Taiwan on Saturday evening with maximum sustained winds of 137km/ph and gusts of up to 173km/h, according to the national weather bureau. The authorities said that over 36,000 soldiers are on standby to help with disaster relief.

Taiwan suspended trains and closed schools on Saturday as it braced for its first typhoon of the year.



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