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Township inundated by storm floods

2011/08/30 22:50:22

Taipei, Aug. 30 (CNA) Hengchun Township on the southern tip of Taiwan was inundated by floodwater Tuesday by torrential rain brought by Tropical Storm Nanmadol, which swept southern Taiwan the previous day.

According to the Central Weather Bureau, the township received over 900 mm of precipitation over the previous three days, with 330 mm recorded on Tuesday alone.

"I never saw so much water in all my 60 years," said one resident of the township.

Because of the floods, the township authorities decided to maintain work and school suspensions for the following day, making it the only township in Pingtung County to have no work or school.

(By Kuo Chu-chen and Elizabeth Hsu)