People in Taiwan are being warned to brace for a super typhoon due to hit the small island nation late Thursday local time.
According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Super Typhoon Nepartak is a strong category 5 with winds of 175 mph and gusts up to 207 mph.
The China Post says that emergency preparations are in full swing with Premier Lin Chuan urging government agencies to jointly prepare for potential flooding and natural disasters.
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The Central Weather Bureau reports that Taiwan could cop more than 900mm of rain.
— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) July 6, 2016
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) July 6, 2016
Super Typhoon Nepartak peaked at 150 knots … strong Category 5
Eye has filled somewhat and cooled pic.twitter.com/cC8YOnA6FP
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) July 6, 2016