The rain has continued in the south and brought disaster with it. At Nantou's Lugu Xiaobantian waterfall, the rain eroded the mountain and caused earth and stone to be washed down, blocking the river, so a barrier lake formed at the bottom. Although at present, there is no immediate danger, if it continues to rain, then 100 households downstream, may face being inundated with landslides. In addition, in Changhua, HuatanTownship industrial road has collapsed with large cracks 150 centimeters deep and 80 meters in length.
From the aerial shots of Xiaobantian waterfall, you can see a large area of shale and rocks which have blocked the river, and a barrier lake about the size of a playing field has been formed. As no earth moving machines can reach the site, it is being left to slowly move downwards by itself.
==MR. LIN resident, Lugu Township Chulin Dist.==
I saw the road completely washed away then I saw silt and rocks about two or three stories high.
The heavy rain has brought disaster to other regions in the center and south of Taiwan. Two waves of plum rain met with the southwest monsoon, and resulted in heavy rain in Nantou's Lugu mountain area. Local residents said the collapsed earth and rock from above the Xiaobantian waterfall has continued to slide, resulting the river below the waterfall being blocked, and forming a barrier lake. Although there is no immediate danger, if the water does not flow out and there is more heavy rain, 100 households downstream may face landslides of earth and rock.
==TSANG YUN-CHUNG Asst. Prof., NCGU Disaster Prevention Research Center==
During the next heavy rain, the water will be slowly flushed from the dam, now it is a barrier lake but it is overflowing. That is, the lake is at its highest point and is overflowing, but there is no danger.
There were also reports from Changhua of the Huatan Township industrial road collapsing. The ditches at the side of the road have collapsed and the asphalt road surface has broken into pieces, the road barrier is displaced and the whole road collapsed. Police officers rushed to the scene to alert the public and prevent accidents.
The road foundations were flooded with water and the surface of the road just sank, it just went hollow and sank. It has to be mended.
Local residents say the road is collapsed for about 80 meters and there are cracks about a meter deep. They worry the collapsed area will expand posing a danger to those using the road.
TRANSLATED BY：CLARE LEAR
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