At 5 p.m. Saturday, Bailu was monitored to be centered at sea around 20 km to the northwest of Kaohsiung and was moving northwestward at 24 km per hour, the meteorological authority said.
Over 300 flights and more than 200 sea voyages had been canceled as of 4 p.m. Saturday.
A total of 14 sites had been flooded, forcing the evacuation of over 450 people, said the emergency response authority.
Torrential rains battered the counties of Hualien and Taitung in the east of Taiwan and Pingtung in the south.
(Edited by Emmanuel Yashim)