Flash Floods: I’m glad I stayed home this weekend


It’s been an interesting week of weather, with heavy rain over several days, and that’s before Typhoon Mangkhut which is predicted to make landfall by next weekend.

I’m not complaining, though.  Temperatures have been in the 25-30C range instead of 33-38C that they’ve been most of the summer.  The reservoirs are filling after repeated years of drought.  And this rain will wash away the pools where mosquitos are breeding.  Taiwan has now had over 100 recorded cases of Dengue fever, the most recent about 10km from where I live.

Am I a bad person for laughing at the scooter driver who is unnecessarily speeding through the rain?

Heavy flash floods in norther Taiwan on September 7th 2018

Yesterday saw some crazy flooding happening all over norther Taiwan. The government even sent out a text message warning for people to stay safe.

Posted by Taiwan Observer on Saturday, September 8, 2018

 

Heavy rains and thunder storms in New Taipei

Posted by Taiwan Observer on Saturday, September 8, 2018

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