It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

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It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby Pingdong » 10 Jun 2012, 14:54

Thats why I love it here, despite floods and super crazy rain and lightning storms, we loose power more during sunny days than rainy ones.

my bucket which is 20cm tall has been emptied 4 times this Sunday. was up to my knees in moving water at the farm yesterday and greenhouse had it up halfway to the benches. Maybe if it can pick up just a little for tomorrow its a rain day and no work :)
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Re: It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby ceevee369 » 10 Jun 2012, 15:55

For sure the South receives its part of this Tropical Storm. Seems pretty bad when watching TV.

No rain here yet between Taipei & Taouyen
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Re: It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby Super Hans » 10 Jun 2012, 17:09

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Re: It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby navillus » 10 Jun 2012, 17:28

In Kaohsiung it's been alternating between light rain to torrential downpours every half hour or so.

I am also amazed at the flow of electricity which seems to continue no matter what. In 14 years here I have never lost power due to any kind of weather system or natural disaster. I've been waist deep in water at my front door but the lights stay on. I cut the juice from the wall sockets, which are submerged. I am terrified of the water/electricity mix. Almost got electrocuted a few years ago when I finished cleaning up after a flood and went to the corner store for water. It was a little lower down there and the water hadn't receded yet. I stepped into some water that had electricity flowing through it and was almost a goner. The owner of the shop came out at the sound of my screams and fished me out with a broom. I without a doubt owe that guy my life.
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Re: It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby Pingdong » 10 Jun 2012, 18:40

crazy man, i share your fear of electricity and heavy rain.

Taipei no rain you say....wonder how often that happens.

i made the mistake of going to the store to get those fly killing rackets and almost didnt make it back. all roads abotu 6" deep plus, lotsa detours. and as a side note i found out in 2011 that you can buy those washing machine tubes (flexible ones) and some AC tape and hook that up to your tailpipe with decent results. It wont work forever but it might get you home. I always keep the 2 in my car now.

well, sun goes down, sky is orange tim efor a beer and sit on the roof. hope you guys keep your feet dry :)
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Re: It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby Super Hans » 10 Jun 2012, 20:37

I wouldn't worry too much about your exhaust - it's the air intake you have to be concerned about.
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Re: It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby Icon » 10 Jun 2012, 23:30

And on that regard, rain is coming our way:

orecast Time:2012/06/10 22:20

   EXTREMELY HEAVY RAIN ADVISORY

1. Miaoli County Plain Area-

...Heavy Rain Advisory or Extremely Heavy Rain
Advisory in effect from tonight (06/10) through
Monday morning (06/11)...

2. Kaohsiung City-Pingtung County-Hengchun Peninsula-

...Torrential Rain Advisory or Extremely Torrential
Rain Advisory in effect from tonight (06/10) through
Monday night (06/11)...

3. Taichung City-Nantou County-Chiayi City-
Jiayi County-Tainan City-

...Extremely Heavy Rain Advisory or Torrential Rain
Advisory in effect from tonight (06/10) through
Monday night (06/11)...

4. Miaoli County Mountain Area-Changhua County-
Yunlin County-Taitung County-

...Heavy Rain Advisory or Extremely Heavy Rain
Advisory in effect from tonight (06/10) through
Monday night (06/11)...

5. Hualian County-

...Heavy Rain Advisory in effect from tonight (06/10)
through Monday night (06/11)...

6. Taipei City Mountain Area-
New Taipei City Mountain Area-
Taoyuan County Mountain Area-
Hsinchu County Mountain Area-Yilan County-

...Heavy Rain Advisory or Extremely Heavy Rain
Advisory in effect from Monday afternoon (06/11)
through Monday night (06/11)...


70% probability of rain for tomorrow. Wear boots. Rainboots.
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Re: It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby ceevee369 » 10 Jun 2012, 23:36

fYI:
I posted in the Typhoon thread some Southern cities declare no work - no school for tomorrow as told by my other half
Sorry, can't find the link with the list.
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Re: It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby tommy525 » 10 Jun 2012, 23:46

In the past, Taipower always cuts power at the very hint of a typhoon. Now they try to keep it on all through a typhoon. I don't actually think this is the best, as several people have been electrocuted that would be alive if the power had been cut.

I think that Taipower should cut power after winds reach a certain velocity.
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Re: It's raining and flooding, but we still have internet

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 11 Jun 2012, 02:44

tommy525 wrote:In the past, Taipower always cuts power at the very hint of a typhoon. Now they try to keep it on all through a typhoon. I don't actually think this is the best, as several people have been electrocuted that would be alive if the power had been cut.

I think that Taipower should cut power after winds reach a certain velocity.


I don't know... there's a lot of reason why utilities don't just cut power because of natural disasters. By the same token the power could be powering pumps that keeps a building or community from flooding. Also (I know there's a snowball chance in hell of this happening) circuits near the ground should have ground fault switches so that it would shut off when it comes in contact with water.

How long ago did Taipower cut power at the hint of a typhoon? because I've never seen them do that. In fact in all the years in Taiwan I have not once experienced a typhoon related power outage. The only outage I experienced was related to equipment failure when the weather was nice, and they were quick to restore power.
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