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2019-08-13 | 公共電視

Several Tainan Districts Flood Due to Thunderstorm|深夜起大雨多處淹水 台南6:13宣布停班課

A severe thunderstorm pummeled Tainan City on the night of Aug. 12, resulting in flooding in several districts. Many residents got up in the middle of the night to put up flood barriers. At 6:13 this morning, the Tainan City Government announced a work and school cancelation.

Heavy rain began pummeling Tainan City with dawn still a few hours away. Some residents waded through the flooded streets to get to their destinations, while others scrambled to move their vehicles to higher ground, fearing the flooding would worsen.

It's almost at waist-level (inside). I'm all wet already.

At 11 p.m. on Aug. 12, a thunderstorm began pounding Kunshan Borough in the city's East District. By 3 a.m., some streets were flooded and the water had advanced to front doors. Many residents got up in the middle of the night to erect flood barriers, although their effect was limited.

It began thundering and raining heavily around 11 p.m. It hasn't stopped raining since.

Once the dawn arrived, cargo trucks entering the city to deliver goods discovered that many roads in East District and Rende District had flooded. Residents were standing in water all over the districts with their vehicles immersed in the water. Many office workers were unable to reach their workplaces, while students arrived at school only to find out that work and school had been canceled.

What else can I do but turn around and go back? I couldn't reach my destination, even though my office is just over there.

As more than four administrative districts were flooded, the Tainan City Government announced a work and school cancelation at 6:13 a.m. However, many people had already left home by then. Mayor Huang Wei-che explained the rainfall kept changing, and this was the earliest the announcement could be made.

Everyone was still discussing this from 5:30 to 6 a.m. We were still discussing the disaster situation and whether the rain would continue. We made the announcement as early as we could, and we tried to announce it before people left home to prevent them from hearing the announcement of the work and school cancelation when they were already on the road.

Many residents who avoided having to traverse flooded streets to get to work praised the mayor online. The city government is currently inspecting the flooded areas, hoping to find ways to improve the situation.

清晨天還沒亮,雨勢正大,有民眾從如同溪流的馬路涉水離開,有的還牽著機車,就怕水淹得更深。

台南市民表示:「(裡面)快到腰了,我這邊都濕的。」

台南東區崑山里從深夜11點就開始下大雷雨,部分路段到凌晨三點已經水淹家門,有的民眾起床擋水,但效果有限。

台南市民表示:「大概十一點多就開始打雷,下大雨,下到現在都沒有停。」

天亮後,大貨車要進市區送貨,才發現台南東區、仁德許多路段都淹水,隨處可見民眾站在水裡,車輛也泡水,來上班的人發現根本到不了公司,學生到學校也才知道已經停班停課。

台南市民表示:「沒辦法,要再回去,不然過不去,我公司在那裡而已。」

因為超過4個行政區淹水,台南市政府在6時13分趕緊宣佈停班課,不過還是有民眾來不及留意就出門,市長黃偉哲解釋,雨量瞬息萬變,已經盡早宣布。

台南市長 黃偉哲表示:「六點到五點半的時候,那時候大家還在討論,那時候災害的情形,以及雨量會不會延續,我們都還在討論,我們已經盡可能提早,在民眾出門前盡量提早能夠宣布,不要造成民眾出門塞在路上,才收到停班、停課的消息。」

許多市民還是因為免去涉水上班課之苦,在網路上大讚市長,不過淹水災情嚴重,市府陸續視察淹水情況,希望找出改善作法。

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