Vigilance urged over possible floods and mudslides

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-08-09
By: Milly Lin and Kuo Chung-han, Central News Agency

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) Although Typhoon Soudelor has left Taiwan, with its epicenter located about 300km west of Matsu as of Sunday morning, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) is forecasting torrential rain or extremely heavy rain in parts of Tainan and Kaohsiung. The Council of Agriculture identified 188 rivers and streams at risk mudslides in Kaohsiung and Tainan cities, Pingtung, Chiayi and Yunlin counties in southern Taiwan. Torrential rain means rainfall of 200mm or more in 24 hours and extremely heavy rain 130mm or more over the same period. Typhoon Soudelor brought rainfall of 600-930mm to mountainous areas of Kaohsiung and Pingtung, 500-620mm to parts of Chiayi and 440-510mm to areas in Tainan since Saturday, according to CWB statistics.     [FULL  STORY]

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