Rain alert is­sued for re­gions south of Hs­inchu

The China Post - - LOCAL -

The Cen­tral Weather Bureau ( CWB) on Sun­day is­sued a heavy rain warn­ing for re­gions south of Hs­inchu County and warned of rock and mud slides, as well as flood­ing, in these ar­eas. Peo­ple in Hs­inchu, Miaoli, Taichung, Changhua, Yun­lin and Nan­tou in cen­tral Tai­wan and the out­ly­ing county of Penghu, as well as in moun­tain­ous ar­eas south of Chi­ayi County in south­ern Tai­wan should stay on high alert aginst po­ten­tial dis­as­ters that might be caused by the heavy rain — de­fined as 50mm or more in 24 hours, the bureau warned.

Mean­while, two peo­ple were re­suced af­ter be­ing trapped for hours in a creek in Taichung’s Taip­ing Dis­trict.

The two were trapped in Toubiankeng Creek near the Changx­ing Bridge in Taichung, prompt­ing a res­cue ef­fort by 17 fire­fight­ers.

As of 2 p. m. on Sun­day, Miaoli, Taichung, Changhua and Chi­ayi have ex­pe­ri­enced the heav­i­est pre­cip­i­ta­tion, the bureau re­ported.

Some 50mm- 85mm of pre­cip­i­ta­tion was re­ported in three hours in Dahu, Zhuolan and Sanyi town­ships in Miaoli County, Heping, Dong­shi and Taip­ing dis­tricts in Taichung, and Lukang, Puyan and Fux­ing town­ships in Changhua County in cen­tral Tai­wan, ac­cord­ing to bureau data.

Mean­while, some 58mm64mm of rain was re­ported in one hour in Fanlu Town­ship in Chi­ayi County, ac­cord­ing to the CWB.

CNA

Lo­cals are caught in the rain in Taipei, yesterday. North­ern Tai­wan re­ceived spo­radic showers on Sun­day; the Cen­tral Weather Bureau is­sued a heavy rain warn­ing for re­gions south of Hs­inchu County and warned of rock falls, mud slides and flood­ing.

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