At least 11 injured as Trami trounces
The China Post with CNATAIPEI, Taiwan -- Eleven people had been reported injured as of press time yesterday after Tropical Storm Tarim struck the island, according to the Central Emergency Operation Center.
August 22, 2013, 12:04 am TWN
Five people were hurt after a tent erected for Ghost Festival celebrations blew down in the heavy rain. Those inside said they could see the tent poles swaying in the wind just moments before the tent fell.
Other injuries included two young boys who were hit by electricity wires blown loose by the strong winds, and a woman who slipped in the rain.
Regular Work, School for Most of Taiwan
Schools and offices will open as usual today in Taipei, New Taipei and Keelung as Tropical Storm Trami moves away from Northern Taiwan, local governments announced yesterday.
The counties of Yilan in the northeast and Changhua in Central Taiwan will resume normal hours, as well.
The outlying county of Lienchiang, also called Matsu, has announced no school or work for Thursday as the storm draws near.
Other counties and cities have announced partial cancellations.
Work and school have been called off for the following areas.
In Northern Taiwan: Fuxing Township in Taoyuan County; Jianshi and Wufeng Townships in Hsinchu County; Nanzhuang, Shitan, and Taian Townships in Miaoli County.
In Central Taiwan: Heping District in Taichung; Renai and Xinyi Townships in Nantou County
In Southern Taiwan: Alishan Township in Chiayi County; Namaxia District in Kaohsiung.
As of 9 p.m., Pingtung County in the south, Hualien County in the east and the outlying Kinmen County had not yet made official announcements.