Tainan closes schools and office amidst severe floods

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 13 August, 2019
By: Natalie Tso

Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (second left) went to the south to see the flood situation (CNA photo)

Tainan closed schools and offices on Tuesday due to severe floods caused by overnight thundershowers.

The sporadic but heavy rain started Monday night and lasted until Tuesday morning. Many roads were flooded to thigh-high water levels keeping vehicles from being able to move. Some stores were also flooded.

The Tainan City Government activated its emergency response mechanism at 5:30 am. Mayor Huang Wei-cher announced the closing offices and schools an hour later.    [FULL  STORY]

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