Schools, offices closed in Tainan due to flooding

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/08/13
By: Yang Sz-ruei, Wang Shwu-fen and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) Offices and schools in Tainan were closed Tuesday because of severe flooding in some areas of the southern city caused by overnight thundershowers.

The sporadic but intense thundershowers started late Monday night and lasted until Tuesday morning, causing flooding in several low-lying parts of the metropolitan area, including Yongda Road and Kunda Road in Yongkang District, Taizi Road in Rende District, and Yuyi Road and an underpass on Yunong Road in East District.

Vehicles were unable to get through those flooded areas, which saw up to thigh-high water levels, including at the intersection of Kunda and Dawan Roads outside Kun Shan University.

Some stores in the flooded areas were inundated as water levels rose. One store owner told CNA that the water started flowing into his shop at about 3 a.m. and that water continued to flow in later in the morning despite the use of anti-flooding devices.    [FULL  STORY]

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