Taiwan Prepares for Large Nepartak Typhoon

© REUTERS / Pichi ChuangWorkers remove trees uprooted by strong winds from Typhoon Dujuan, in Taipei, Taiwan, September 29, 2015
Workers remove trees uprooted by strong winds from Typhoon Dujuan, in Taipei, Taiwan, September 29, 2015 - Sputnik International
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Taiwan prepares for the first typhoon of the year, Nepartak to hit the land later in the day, local media reported Thursday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The typhoon has a radius of 200 kilometers (124 miles) with maximum wind speed near its eye reaching 209 kilometers per hour, Taipei Times newspaper reported.

It is expected to move across central Taiwan while the islands of Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu are also likely to be affected throughout Thursday and Friday.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) estimated that Nepartak is dropping approximately 19 centimeters of rain per hour with a potential one meter (3.2 feet) of rain in central Taiwan.

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