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2005-08-31 21:15:57

By Michael Kramer TAIPEI (Reuters) - A typhoon swept across Taiwan on Thursday after killing at least one person and injuring 24 as it toppled billboards, broke windows and knocked motorcyclists off their bikes. Schools, businesses, government offices and financial markets all closed as the eye of Typhoon Talim churned across the top of the island and headed for southwest China near the city of Fuzhou, Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau said. The storm was in the Taiwan Strait about 60...

2005-08-31 20:27:56

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A typhoon churned across Taiwan on Thursday after killing at least one person and injuring 24 as it toppled billboards, broke windows and knocked motorcyclists off their bikes. Schools, businesses, government offices and financial markets all closed as the eye of Typhoon Talim headed northwest across the top of the island from near the eastern coastal city of Hualien, the Central Weather Bureau said. The National Fire Administration's disaster response center said...

2005-08-31 05:55:00

By Tiffany Wu TAIPEI (Reuters) - A powerful typhoon lashed Taiwan on Wednesday, sparking worries of flash floods and landslides and forcing offices and schools to close. Typhoon Talim, with gusts near the center up to 227 kph (141 mph), is expected to make landfall just to the east of the capital Taipei in the early hours of Thursday and was already bringing strong winds and rains to the island's northeast. "The wind will likely get worse as the structure of the storm looks fairly intact...

2005-08-30 20:38:24

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan issued a land warning as a powerful typhoon headed toward the island on Wednesday, with the government warning of strong wind and heavy rain that could trigger landslides and flooding in mountain regions. By 0000 GMT, Typhoon Talim was 390 km (244 miles) east-southeast of Hualien on Taiwan's east coast and packing maximum sustained winds of 184 kph (114 mph) and gusts of up to 227 kph (141 mph), the Central Weather Bureau said. Rain was already falling...


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