TAIPEI (TVBS News) — Huge waves roll into Neipi Beach in northern Taiwan's Yilan County on Sept. 12 as Typhoon Muifa nears the island. Moving at a speed of 8 km per hour, Typhoon Muifa carries maximum sustained winds of 144 kph as it heads further north.
Although the current trajectory shows that it's unlikely Muifa will spin through Taiwan, its influence is deeply felt among locals. Authorities have also posted warnings for the typhoon at Wushi Harbor as whale-watching businesses suffer greatly with waves rising ever higher.
Businesses like such in Taiwan have halted operations since Sept. 11. It's estimated to resume business on Sept. 15, at the earliest. Meanwhile, Lanyang Museum saw 20-30% more visitors as tourists crowded into the building to shield themselves from the rain.
Another Typhoon Merbok has also been detected to the east of Taiwan, but experts assured that its current movement and trajectory will not affect Taiwan too much. As Typhoon Muifa moves past Taiwan, locals brace themselves for more torrential rain.