Sandstorm expected to hit Taiwan today
The Environmental Protection Administration announced yesterday that another sand storm will envelope the island for the next two days. The administration urged the public, especially those with respiratory problems, to stay indoors.
According to EPA, due to the slow speed of the wind in the area, central and southern Taiwan would be hit the hardest.
The EPA said the sandstorm formed three days ago in Mongolia. Before hitting Taiwan today, the storm swept eastward where it affected Korea and Japan.
The EPA warned that persons with respiratory problems, the elderly and children with weak constitutions should avoid going outside and also advised against outdoor exercise during the storm.