Radio Taiwan International
Severe weather Saturday has seen two counties in central Taiwan close government
offices and two southern cities evacuate residents of mountainous districts.
Yunlin and Nantou Counties in central Taiwan announced the closure of government offices amid torrential rainfall. The Central News Agency reports that private companies in these two counties were also expected to remain closed Saturday.
Further to the south, the cities of Kaohsiung and Tainan announced the evacuation of residents from several mountainous areas prone to flooding and mudslides. Though the more densely populated coastal areas of these cities have been largely unaffected by the recent weather, the mountains inland have seen heavy downpours and mudslide warnings.