Authorities in Taiwan issued land and sea warnings as typhoon Megi approached the island.
Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said the typhoon may affect eastern part of the country with a wind speed up to 54 kph on Tuesday through Hualian district before crossing over to the west
Taiwan will be affected on Monday and Tuesday with strong winds and heavy rainfall, as per the CWB.
Megi is moving towards the island at a speed of 21 kmph with a wind speed up to 180 kmph.
Sustained wind speed reaches as high as 144 kph with wind gusts of up to 180 km.
Government has already put in place steps to limit potential havoc by deploying the army and the Central Emergency Operation Centre to key sites, as well as ordered evacuation in areas at risk of flooding.