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Torrential Storms Likely to Hit Taiwan: Tips for Weathering the Rain

Central Weather Bureau has forecast torrential downpour to affect the island starting June 13 due to an approaching front interacting with a southwesterly flow.
 
According to the Hydraulic Engineering Office (HEO), such downpour may cause river levels to rise abruptly, hence little time for notice and deliberation of best response. The agency calls upon members of the public to be aware of the dangers and take preventive measures against flooding.
 
HEO offers advice on “three do’s”: keep ditch cover clear of obstacles, install flood protection barriers, and keep track of weather and flood warnings.
 
Roadside gutters collect road water and divert it into a drain. Yet, many of these facilities are often found overlaid with potted plants, mats, plastic board, or leaves. Sometimes their spaces are even occupied by vendor carts. All these can impede the flow of rainwater from road surface to drainage, leaving the road more susceptible to flooding.
 
Also, as required by current building codes, basement flood prevention system should be connected to the emergency power grid. Regulations also require flood prevention barriers to be installed and operated by qualified personnel. Regular drills should also be implemented to ensure preparedness.
 
Finally, individuals should keep track of weather and flood advisories. The public is advised to make use of the following resources:
 
Taipei City Disaster Prevention and Rescue Information: http://www.eoc.gov.taipei/EOC/
 
Taipei City Government LINE account:
http://line.naver.jp/ti/p/%40taipei
Subscribe to TCG LINE account: http://www.eoc.gov.taipei/EOC/WaterAlert/FloodAlert
 
Taipei City Disaster Prevention and Rescue APP:
Android: https://goo.gl/S07bSe
iOs: https://goo.gl/jdRTSD

Torrential Storms Likely to Hit Taiwan: Tips for Weathering the Rain