Taiwan evacuated more than 2,000 tourists on Thursday as the island braced for super-typhoon Soulik, while Japan's Okinawa warned residents that giant waves of up to 12 metres (40 feet) could pound the archipelago.
A Taiwanese government employee inspects a lighthouse at Santiaochiao, on July 11, 2013. Taiwan has evacuated more than 2,000 tourists as the island braces itself for super-typhoon Soulik while Japan's Okinawa warned residents giant waves of up to 12 metres (40 feet) could hit the archipelago.
Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau issued a "land warning" at 1230 GMT, a signal issued when a storm is thought to be 18 hours away from Taiwan.
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