Flood warnings issued for New Taipei, Keelung, and Yilan

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-10-12
By: Wendy Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

As intense showers continue to lash northern Taiwan, Water Resources Agency under the

(Image courtesy of Water Resources Agency)

(Image courtesy of Water Resources Agency)

Ministry of Economic Affairs on Wednesday issued flood warnings for parts of New Taipei, Keelung, and Yilan.

Torrential rain advisories have been put in place for 10 cities and counties in northern Taiwan since Tuesday as the strengthening northeasterly winds are forecast to bring significant amounts of rain to the region until at least Thursday.

Water Resources Agency on Wednesday issued a Level 2 flood warning for New Taipei’s Ruifang District, Keelung’s Jhongjheng and Xinyi Districts, and Yilan’s Toucheng Township.

According to the bureau, Level 2 warning is issued when flooding is imminent, generally within the next three hours, while a Level 1 flood warning is issued when a flood is imminent or already occurring.     [FULL  STORY]

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