New lake formed by landslide in Taitung County, but Safety concerns about possible dam burst

The Taitung Forest District Management Office is monitoring a barrier lake formed after a landslide blocked a section of the upper reaches of the Danan River in Taitung county, and is warning residents and visitors to stay out of the riverbed below the newly-formed natural dam. Residents of Dongxing Village, Beinan Township, Taitung County, alerted authorities after water in the Danan Stream had a sudden significant decrease in water flow on February 5. A subsequent investigation revealed that a landslide

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Girl Found Alive After Flash Flood Four Dead, One Still Missing

A 15 year old girl survived a flash flood after a group of six people on a river tracing expedition were caught by a flash flood in the Pinglin District of New Taipei City yesterday. The girl managed to survive by clinging to a piece of driftwood. She spent the night resting on a rock. At dawn, the river level had fallen enough for her to wade to shore, where she approached the home of a resident, who called authorities.

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