Hawaii travelers brace stormy weather in Taipei

Courtesy: Melissa Chang

Taiwan residents are breathing a sigh of relief as Typhoon Soulik passes over the island.

A group of Hawaii residents are in Taipei as part of a tour group.

Local blogger Melissa Chang is part of that group. She says the rain was coming in sideways and the wind was strong enough to shred a banner off a building.

“Almost like having a hurricane in Hawaii. There’s some debris and further down the street. There’s a large branch that’s down,” Chang said.

By morning, skies were still grey and the streets were wet.

The storm even forced Hawaiian Airlines to reschedule its Saturday return flight for a second time.

The flight is expected to leave Friday night.

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