Heavy rain downs power lines, shuts schools in south

Taipei Times
Date: May 23, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Democratic Progressive Party Kaohsiung City Councilor Chien Huan-tsung walks down a flooded street on the way back to his office in Kaohsiung’s Yancheng District yesterday.
Photo courtesy of Chien Huan-tsung via CNA

Torrential downpours yesterday caused power cuts and damaged roads in the south of Taiwan, local governments reported, as a plum rain front, accompanied by southwesterly winds, battered the nation.

The heavy rain and winds downed power lines in Kaohsiung, leaving Namasiya District (那瑪夏) without electricity yesterday morning.

The power was restored in phases before noon.Rockslides and fallen trees were reported in mountainous areas of Kaohsiung, while schools and offices were closed in several districts in the city due to the weather.

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