Over 5,000 people evacuated in Kaohsiung due to torrential rain

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/07/31
By: Wang Shu-fen, Kuo Chih-hsuan and Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, July 31 (CNA) The southwesterly air flow brought by Tropical Storm Haitang have caused heavy rainfall in southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung, where 5,137 people had been evacuated as of Monday morning.

Mountainous areas of Kaohsiung have received nearly 400 millimeters of rain over the past 24 hours, while Nanzih, Hunei and Alian districts are the worst-hit low-lying areas.

Meanwhile, 98 mudslide warnings have been issued, leading to forced-evacuations of residents in Maolin District, where 382 mm of rainfall had been recorded as of 7 a.m., the highest in the city.    [FULL  STORY]

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