Public Health Implication of the Floods in Kangshan Area, Kaohsiung County

M.C. Huang

1995 Vol.11 NO.3

Correspondence Author:


In August of 1994, there were two consecutive typhoons followed by a third typhoon which was brought in by the southwest current. All of which were centered in the southern part of Taiwan. The Kangshan area of Kaohsiung County had the heaviest rainfall on August 12th and 13th. The rainfall measured 645 mm which resulted in serious flooding of that area in past decades(1). These floods caught the attention of the country and reconstruction immediately followed. Now that the floods are over and the reconstruction has been completed satisfactorily. From the view point of health care and epidemiology officials, there are still potential hazards and flood-related health problems which are of major concern