Offices, schools closed Friday evening except Kinmen, Matsu (Taiwan News)

Taipei, Aug. 7 (CNA) Schools and offices were closed in all but two of Taiwan’s 22 cities and counties Friday evening in anticipation of the torrential rains and powerful winds expected to be delivered by Typhoon Soudelor, according to the Cabinet’s Directorate-General of Personnel Administration. All schools and offices in Taiwan and the offshore county of Penghu will be closed for the evening, the DGPA said on its website. The only two places where it will be business as usual are Kinmen and Matsu, which are closer to the Chinese province of Fujian than to Taiwan. The typhoon center is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan early Saturday. (By Ken Chao)