Taiwan battens down after warning about tropical storm
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan evacuated more than 1,000 tourists from an island and deployed troops on Tuesday in preparation for the possible arrival of Tropical Storm Trami.
The Central Weather Bureau said the storm would bring heavy rain from Tuesday night even if it did not make landfall.
"Starting from tonight, there will be heavy or very heavy rain in the mountainous areas of the north-east and west," the bureau said in a statement.
The storm, with gusts up to 126 kilometres per hour, was moving west north-west at a speed of 23 kilometres per hour.