Heavy rain brings floods to greater Taipei

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/14
By Wang Shu-fen, Ku Chuan, Yu Kai-hsiang, Chen Shu-fen, Bien Chin-feng and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, June 14 (CNA) Thunderstorms brought heavy rain to the greater Taipei area Sunday 16797373afternoon, causing flash floods in parts of the metropolises, as local firefighters, policemen and other officials work in emergency centers to cope with the situation.

Gongguan, famous for its night market and proximity to National Taiwan University, recorded 105 millimeters of rainfall in an hour from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) data.

Daan, Xinyi, and Wenshan districts in Taipei and Xindian, Yonghe, and Zhonghe districts in New Taipei have experienced heavy rain, meaning more than 50mm of rainfall in 24 hours, according to the bureau.

One of the exits at Gongguan MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) station was temporarily closed due to flooding concerns. The operation of Taipei Metro has been running normal as usual and has not been affected by the heavy rain, Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. said.      [FULL  STORY][

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