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ERE Force Closure of Roads, bridges, railway lines in Taiwan

Posted by feww on September 2, 2013

Extreme Rain Events (ERE) dump up to 810mm of rain on Taiwan

Landslides triggered by torrential rains brought by tropical storm KONG-REY have forced the evacuations of thousands of people from mountainous areas and damaged dozens of roads and bridges, especially in the SW county of Chiayi, and shut down railway services.

Tropical Storm KONG-REY has caused widespread flooding and substantial damage to property and infrastructure since August 28.

Southern Taiwan is devastated, reports said.

Tropical storms TRAMI and KONG-REY have caused millions of dollars in agricultural losses in Taiwan since late August, said the Council of Agriculture.

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