As Typhoon Megi approaches, Taiwan Water Corp. advised households Monday to store water in advance, as a precaution for possible water supply disruptions due to power outages or water turbidity.
In the event of water stoppages, people must remember to switch off any pumps attached to their water tanks to prevent damage to the machines, the company said.
It also urged the public to boil water before drinking after a typhoon.
As of 1 p.m. Monday, Megi was centered 560 kilometers east-southeast of Hualien, moving at 22 kilometers per hour in a west-northwesterly direction toward Taiwan, bureau data showed.
The typhoon was carrying maximum sustained winds of 144 kph, with gusts of up to 180 kph.
Megi is likely to make landfall in an area near the border of Hualien and Taitung counties in eastern Taiwan Tuesday before sweeping across the island with powerful wind and heavy rain and heading toward China, according to the CWB forecast.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel