Heavy rain pummels Kaohsiung

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 26 August, 2020
By: John Van Trieste

Heavy rain has flooded parts of southern Taiwan’s largest city, leaving roads washed out in places and workers rushing to clean up.

Overnight storms in the southern city of Kaohsiung have led local authorities to issue high water alerts for several bridges and drainage channels. As of early Wednesday, some areas of the city had seen more than 200mm of rainfall over the previous 24 hours.

Some roads in the city have become impassable. To prevent other roads from flooding, authorities dispatched water pumping machines to the Houjin River to divert water if necessary.

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