Torrential Rain Caused Fatal Floods in Chinese TaipeiBack to list
Torrential Rain Caused Fatal Floods in Chinese Taipei
Throughout June 12, a torrential rain attributed to the “Plum Rain season” and the south‐west front triggered devastating floods in many townships across the island. The rain maintained a whole day, reaching 277.5 mm of rainfall in just one day. This record exceeds all the others throughout June over the last century in Chinese Taipei. The extreme occurrence caused 7 deaths and 4 injured across the island. While the northern island appeared escaping the effect of the front, the south is still on the watch for more severe storms.