The China Post
Date: October 10, 2016
By: The China Post news staff and CNA
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Torrential rainfall caused damage across Taiwan, eroding soil around building
foundations in New Taipei, Keelung and around railway tracks in Taitung on Sunday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), which has maintained heavy rain alerts for parts of the nation.
Areas in Keelung in Northern Taiwan and Taitung County had already experienced extreme torrential rains on Sunday (defined as 500 millimeters of rain or more in a 24-hour period).
At the same time, parts of New Taipei, Taipei, Pingtung County, Yilan County, and Hualien County experienced extremely heavy rain (200 millimeters or more in a 24-hour period).
In New Taipei City’s Xizhi District, heavy rain eroded soil around the foundation of an apartment building. Thirty-six people from six families were evacuated. In Keelung, another apartment building had its foundation hollowed out. [FULL STORY]