Heavy rain causes floods in central, north Taiwan

INUNDATED: Firefighters in Wugu, New Taipei City, rescued six passengers from a half-submerged bus. Taipei and Taichung also reported trapped motorists

Taipei Times
Date: May 21, 2019
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

Extremely heavy rain brought by a weather front yesterday led to flash floods in multiple

Rescuers deploy an inflatable raft to rescue people trapped in a factory in Taichung yesterday.  Photo: copied by Chen Chien-chih, Taipei Times

places in northern and central Taiwan and disrupted transportation.

Taoyuan International Airport Corp said the rain affected the arrival and departure of 18 flights, seven of which were diverted to Kaohsiung International Airport and other airports.

The Maritime Port Bureau said that 13 shipping services across the Taiwan Strait were canceled, including those between Taipei and Pingtan County, between Lienchiang County (Matsu) and Fuzhou City, and between Kinmen County and Quanzhou City. Pingtan, Fuzhou and Quanzhou are in China’s Fujian Province.

The operation on the Taiwan Railways Administration’s Jiji branch line (集集線) was interrupted due to a fallen tree on the railway track between Jiji and Shueili (水里) Railway Station.    [FULL  STORY]

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