Heavy downpours bring flood threat to Hualien, Taitung

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-10-07
By: Wendy Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

As relentless heavy rains continue to soak eastern and southeastern Taiwan, Water Resources Agency 6774272under the Ministry of Economic Affairs on Friday issued flood warnings for Hualian and Taitung.

Meanwhile, Taitung County officials have canceled afternoon classes and work on Friday due to the rains.

Due to the effects of the outer periphery of Typhoon Aere, eastern parts of Taiwan, including Yilan, Hualian, and Taitung, and the Hengchun Peninsula of Pingtung County are expected to see torrential rain, while the chances of heavy rain are high in New Taipei, Keelung and mountainous areas of Kaohsiung.

A level 1 flood warning has been issued for Hualian City, while Hualian County’s Xincheng, Shoufeng, Yuli Townships, and Taitung’s Beinan, Jinfeng Townships are on Level 2 flood warning.    [FULL  STORY]

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