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Workers ride past fishing boats moored in a shelter at Nanfangao harbour in Yilan on August 6, 2015 as typhoon Soudelor approaches eastern Taiwan. The strongest typhoon of the year was bearing down on Taiwan's east coast on August 6, forcing the evacuation of more than 2,000 from outlying islands popular with tourists. AFP PHOTO / Sam YehSAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images
Workers ride past fishing boats moored in a shelter at Nanfangao harbour in Yilan on August 6, 2015 as typhoon Soudelor approaches eastern Taiwan. The strongest typhoon of the year was bearing down on Taiwan's east coast on August 6, forcing the evacuation of more than 2,000 from outlying islands popular with tourists. AFP PHOTO / Sam YehSAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images

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Final preparations in Taiwan ahead of typhoon Soudelor

Residents in Taiwan are making final preparations before typhoon Soudelor, expected to make a direct hit early Saturday. CNN's Meteorologist Tom Sater has the latest.

Final preparations in Taiwan ahead of typhoon Soudelor

Residents in Taiwan are making final preparations before typhoon Soudelor, expected to make a direct hit early Saturday. CNN's Meteorologist Tom Sater has the latest.