Premier’s flood response report released

WATER-LOGGED: Last month’s flooding was worsened by high tides and because the traditional gravity drainage method did not work in low-lying regions, the report said

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 23, 2018
By: Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

Premier William Lai’s (賴清德) report on the government’s flood response measures has been delivered to the Legislative Yuan, with the report specifying five causes of flooding, including flood prevention infrastructure that is unable to handle extremely heavy rainfall.

Lai is scheduled to make an oral report at the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday and answer legislators’ questions about government efforts and flood response measures, with a focus on the flooding in southern Taiwan that was caused by a tropical depression last month.

With the increasing threat of extreme weather, the nation is seeing more “short-duration heavy rainfall” and “long-duration rainfall,” which has significantly increased the chance of flooding, the report said.

In the report, Lai highlighted five causes of flooding in Taiwan.    [FULL  STORY]

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