UPDATE: Sept. 27, 2016, 5:23 p.m. SGT Taipei Water Department stops water supplies to four million in Taipei City.
People in Taiwan boarded up their houses and braced for the arrival of Typhoon Megi on Tuesday, its third typhoon in two weeks.
Authorities evacuated more than 5,000 people from their homes and hundreds of flights were cancelled. Schools and offices were declared shut for two days.
By noon on Tuesday, the power was knocked out in some 36,000 residences, reports AFP.