Firefighters Rescue Family of Seven in Hualien 圓規外圍雲系發展旺盛 東部.恆春豪雨特報

The Central Weather Bureau has issued heavy and torrential rain warnings for many parts of Taiwan. As it has been pouring in Hualien for two days and caused a landslide, firefighters rescue a family of seven to safety.


Firefighters bring a family of seven to safety after their home was deluged by a landslide.  

Firefighter:"One person at a time. Can you change your shoes? There are stones down there."

The firefighters took the older members of the family somewhere safe and then returned for the rest of the family. As the mud was already knee-high by that time, the mission took half an hour.

Firefighter:"(Is everyone safe?) Yes. We were going to evacuate everyone to the township office, but he has a residence on the street so he's staying there for now."

It has been pouring in Hualien for two days, with Sioulin Township receiving over 700 millimeters of rain. Apart from widespread flooding, sections of local highways collapsed. Workers are trying to restore the roads.

Repair Worker:"The road collapsed. It's gone."

Pingtung's Taiwu Township, meanwhile, has gotten over 1,000 millimeters of rain in the last two days. The Central Weather Bureau says eastern Taiwan will be getting more rain in days ahead.

Hsieh Pei-yun, Weather Forecaster:"There is enough water vapor in the low-pressure belt on the eastern side of the typhoon, which will be brought to Taiwan by the northeast monsoon."

The bureau has issued torrential or heavy rain advisories for all mountainous areas north of Taichung, Hualien, Taitung, Kaohsiung, and the Hengchun Peninsula. Weather conditions should stabilize on the 15th. The first northeast monsoon of the season will arrive in Taiwan over the weekend. Temperatures in open areas in northern Taiwan could fall below 20 degrees Celsius.

 

 

 

消防隊員抱著孩子,小心翼翼涉水而過,泥流滾滾沖刷,花蓮玉里鄉這戶人家遭土石流灌入,一家七口受困在屋內。

消防隊員表示:「先一個喔!其他的人先不要過,你穿拖鞋,危險,去穿布鞋,底下有石頭。」

消防隊員獲報前來搶救,背出長輩,,先安置到安全處所,由於泥流深及膝蓋,救難人員花了約半小時,才將一家七口,逐一救出脫困。

消防隊員表示:「(目前人員都安全嗎?) 都安全。本來有計畫要撤到鎮公所中正堂,因為他本人街上有一個住家,所以就暫時在住家裡面。」

花蓮兩天來雨勢不斷,其中秀林鄉多處累積雨量已經突破七百毫米!大雨持續沖刷之下,除了多處溪水暴漲,台30線的玉長公路,東端29.8公里處,也發生塌陷意外,目前雙邊交通阻斷,持續進行搶修。

搶修人員表示:「路基都垮掉了,全部雙向都不通了,沒有路了。」

雖然圓規颱風沒有襲台,但卻仍為花東和屏東帶來驚人雨量,兩天以來,屏東縣泰武鄉,累計雨量已經超過一千毫米,氣象局分析,因圓規雖然遠離但周圍環流,加上北方剛好有高壓通過,台灣外圍雲系發展旺盛,東部的雨還會繼續下。

氣象預報員 謝佩芸表示:「颱風的東側這一整個大低壓帶裡,水氣都相當充沛,這些水氣,持續隨著低壓帶的東南風,來到台灣附近,提供我們源源不絕的水氣來源。」

氣象局持續發布豪雨特報,台中以北山區,花蓮台東,以及高雄和恆春半島,都要留意豪雨,花蓮縣更要嚴防大豪雨,預計週五開始,各地天氣才會逐漸回穩,而入秋第一波東北季風,會在週末報到,北台灣空曠地區低溫有機會來到20度以下。

 

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