4,000 Evacuated After Floods in Taiwan

Typhoon Usagi, which made landfall in China at around midday local time on 22nd September near the city of Shanwei in Guangdong, which is about 150km northeast of Hong Kong, also brought severe weather to many parts of Taiwan.

In Hualien county, on Taiwan’s eastern coast, saw 40cm of rain fall on 21st September and 35cm the following day, 22nd September. Pintung county has also been badly hit by the floods. Overall 11 Taiwan counties have been affected by the storms and flooding. Around 4,000 people have been evacuated as a result. It is feared that the flooding may cause mudslides in some areas. Six people have been injured on the island of Kinmen. No fatalities have been reported.

The Taiwan government have sent some troops top the affected areas, with further help on stand by.
Flights have been cancelled and transport badly affected generally. There have also been power cuts which reportedly affected around 100,000 people. Water supply has also been interrupted.

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Sources: News Australia