Drought-parched southern Taiwan prepares for possible flooding as rain front approaches

Municipal leaders in southern cities and counties inspected drainage channels and flood mitigation facilities today, as Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau warned of heavy rain expected to be generated by a front which will pass over the island from Wednesday (April 19) to Friday (April 21). It is hoped that the rain will help alleviate water shortages caused by the worst drought in a century. The CWB said that rain will start to affect the northwest Wednesday afternoon, while increasing and

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