Rain Brings Relief, Damage

Photo by NASA, MODIS / LANCE via Wikimedia Commons

The rains from Typhoon Noul, which killed two people in the Philippines, have helped replenish some of the reservoirs in Taiwan. The water level at Shihmen Reservoir has risen above 30% capacity with about 89mm of rainfall as of 7:30 this morning, according to Apple Daily.

The weather has also improved the AQI, which is at “Good” levels, ranging from 22 to 50, across Taipei as of 10:30 am. There are only a few areas that are considered “Moderate” in Taiwan today.

In Taichung, however, Typhoon Noul has impacted traffic. A section of road collapsed at Siping Road and Chongde 19th St. at around 6:00 this morning. Traffic was diverted to avoid further damage or injury. As the rain subsided, construction crews were out to repair the road, Apple Daily reported. The road collapse was reportedly a 50-meter-wide sinkhole, according to UDN. 48mm of rain fell in Taichung in one hour, the Central Weather Bureau said.

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