Heavy rain warnings continue in Taiwan

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-06-04

Heavy rain led to a landslide which swept across this road in Nantou County. (CNA photo)

Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau released heavy or torrential rain advisories for 19 out of 22 cities and counties in Taiwan on Sunday. That was the third day of unprecedented rain which has left at least two dead and mounting damage from flooding.

Almost all of the main island of Taiwan was under an extremely heavy rain warning on Sunday evening. Only three counties along the east coast — Yilan, Hualien, and Taitung — were under a heavy rain warning. The only three counties in Taiwan where there is no warning in effect are the ones covering the outlying islands of Kinmen, Matsu and Penghu.

The weather bureau was urging the public to stay alert for sudden downpours, thunder, strong gusts of wind and river flooding as the wet weather front moves from southern to northern Taiwan.    [FULL  STORY]

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