The China Post
Date: October 8, 2016
By: The China Post news staff
Torrential rains hit Eastern Taiwan Friday, flooding many areas in Hualien and Taitung and prompting
school and work cancellations in the two counties in the afternoon.
No injuries were reported as of press time.
Heavy rains triggered by Typhoon Aere started to batter the two eastern counties, but the local governments did not cancel school or work until Friday afternoon
According to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), the Beiyuan area of Taitung’s Donghe township recorded accumulated precipitation of more than 400 millimeters between Thursday night and Friday evening.
Mountainous areas in Taitung’s Changbin Township recorded rainfall close to the level seen in Beiyuan during the period, the CWB said.
For other areas in Taitung, including Peinan, Luye, Yenping, Haitun, Chenggong and Taitung City, accumulated rainfall exceeded 200 millimeters during the period, the CWB added. [FULL STORY]