Plum Rain Pummels Northern Taiwan

Heavy, persistent rain in Taiwan’s north has caused flooding in Hsinchu and Taoyuan Counties, leading to road closures and train delays.

Taiwan Rail’s western line has been reduced to single track traffic due to flooding at Hukou.

At Taoyuan International Airport water leaks and a five minute power outage caused minor inconveniences for travelers. The power outage was caused by an overload switch being triggered when water pumps were turned on to drain floodwater.

Locals call the seasonal summer monsoon ‘plum rain’.

A flooded road in Guanyin District Taoyuan
A flooded road in Taoyuan’s Guanyin District on Tuesday June 14, 2016. Photo: Police
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