Friday, July 18, 2008

Flooding in Taichung, Taiwan - Typhoon Kalmaegi

Typhoon Kalmaegi hit Taiwan. To be more accurate, the tail end of this typhoon hit Taiwan and brought torrential rain to central and south Taiwan.

We are right in Taichung City, central Taiwan and not spared. When I woke up this morning, I could not see the road from the window. Since the TV and power were out at home, my hb went down to the apartment lobby hoping to get some feedback from the front desk.

But he could not. The lobby was flooded! The main road - Taichung Kang Road, just outside our block of apartments, was flooded.

This is another picture taken by hb's colleague (courtesy from D. Shu). He is staying somewhere along Wenxin Road, Taichung City.

Thank god, we got back electricity. Since we are "stranded" at home, need to survive on instant cup/bowl noodles for dinner. :(

Let's hope the rain subsides tomorrow and we can get out of the house. Our house is in the mess too since we are in the midst of packing/moving. This explains why we are surviving on instant noodles since I've already cleared my kitchen and fridge.

13 comments:

david mcmahon said...

Hope all is well with you and that the floods have subsided.

I grew up in India, so I've seen this happen in my time!

Napaboaniya said...

Oh gosh, the weather today in SG is also cats and dogs but not flooding yet.

Hope the flood will subside soon on your side and you can get on with the moving :)

Bengbeng said...

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Ruvist said...

flood,mother nature.

Allie said...

hope that the flood will subside soon and you can go out from your house.

pipeplayer said...

My mum is in Taichung


Hope she can get to airport n still be able to get back to SG by tonight

Gretchen said...

How scary! I can't imagine being in that situation!

mimi11460 said...

Sad, hope that flood water has gone fast to the sea..Take care..

bluedreamer27 said...

oh thats horrifying how i wish the typhoon will leave the country with less property dameges and no victims at all
its nice to be here at your blog
i put you on my blog roll already so that i can visit you here again
have a great day

Darkspore said...

That reminds me of the floods I experienced in Indonesia early this February! Horrifying things Nature can do to us.

heartbeats said...

hello, wish you have a nice day!!

SandyCarlson said...

I hope the water abates and all is well soon.

traveller said...

god job... bravo