- TAIPEI - Taiwan was preparing
on Saturday for powerful Typhoon Longwang which was forecast to hit the
country on Sunday.
- Packing sustained winds of up to 227km/h, Longwang is
expected to bring strong gusts and torrential rains, which would affect
the entire island, Central Weather Bureau forecaster Lin Hsiu-wen said.
- "The edge of the typhoon circle has reached the
sea off the eastern part of Taiwan and we expect the influence of Longwang
will grow stronger by Sunday morning," she said.
- Longwang was reported on Saturday to be moving at 20km/h
in a north-westerly direction inland off the eastern county of Hualien.