Heavy Rain Also Pummels Kaohsiung|高雄大雨 田寮西德里積水深.住戶已先撤
Heavy rain began falling over Kaohsiung City late at night. Water accumulated at several locations throughout the city, although it retreated quickly. In Tianliao District's Xide Borough, the water level reached the height of a person. Luckily, residents evacuated in time, and Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu canceled his itinerary today to assess the damage in the district.
This is Xide Borough in Kaohsiung City's Tianliao District. The streets are completely submerged under water, and homes have been flooded. It rained the entire night of the previous day, and the water level reached about two stories high. At 6 a.m. on Aug. 13, residents were evacuated.
Residents have all evacuated. The situation was more serious last night. In the early hours of the morning, the water level reached about one meter high, one meter to 1.2 meters high.
The Kaohsiung City Government convened a meeting at 8 a.m. with Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu taking charge to discuss a response. He then departed for Tianliao District and other areas to assess the damage, canceling his original administrative itinerary in the process. Many residents and elected representatives left critical messages on his Facebook, with some asking him if he was already awake.
Let's coordinate the dredging plans with our Water Resources Bureau, is that okay? If that's okay, then please speak with them about how to dredge and how many times a year to dredge.
The central and southern regions have seen several days of heavy rain. Kaohsiung City did not cancel work and school on Aug. 13. Han said the standards for a work and school cancelation had not been reached, plus the water had retreated very quickly.
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