Kaohsiung woman dead as rainfall stuns south

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 14, 2019
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

Heavy rain yesterday killed a motorcyclist in Kaohsiung and forced the Tainan City Government to cancel

Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai, center, visits a flooded area in Tainan yesterday.
Photo: Wan Yu-chen, Taipei Times

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The heavy rains that affected central and southern Taiwan were triggered by a southwesterly wind interacting with a convection circulation.

The Pingtung County Government closed schools and offices in Chunrih Township (春日) due to road damage.

TV news footage showed Tainan residents pushing motorcycles through the floodwaters. In Rende District (仁德), which was severely affected, police on patrol waded through floodwaters instead of riding scooters.

Some people tried in vain to salvage their vehicles.    [FULL  STORY]

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