Major flooding engulfs Taiwan as storm unleashes over 1,000 mm of rain

Taiwan battles floodwaters as torrential rain hits
Date: June 03, 2017
By Kristina Pydynowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist

Two people are dead after moisture from former-Tropical Cyclone Mora led to torrential rainfall and major flooding in northern Taiwan on Friday.

Out of the 163 mm (6.42 inches) of rain that inundated Taipei on Friday, 120 mm (4.72 inches) fell in just two hours, according to data obtained by Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau.

Flooding quickly swamped the area and turned streets into rivers, including in Taipei. Flooded tracks disrupted rail traffic.

In the Taipei area on Friday, the majority of that rain occurred with a 12-hour period.

Northern parts of New Taipei City were hit the hardest on Friday with rain totals exceeding 300 mm (12 inches).    [FULL  STORY]

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