Torrential Rain Causes Flooding and Traffic Chaos in Taipei

Several areas in New Taipei City and the northern region of Taiwan experienced minor flooding and traffic chaos when a storm front dumped torrential rain during a relatively short period in the afternoon. Sanchong District was the worst-affected with 101 mm of rain, while Taoyuan’s Fuxing District was close behind with 99 mm recorded. Other areas affected were Banciao, Xinzhuang and Taipei City.

A scooter rider rides through floodwater, making a splash
A scooter rider makes a splash in Taipei
A taxi forges its way through flood water in Taipei
A taxi forges its way through flood water in Taipei
a man in a wheelchair is pushed across a flooded street in Taipei City
A determined citizen crosses a flooded road with a little help.

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