August 17, 2017

Taiwan loses power as typhoon hits

Taiwan loses power as typhoon hits

A powerful typhoon battered Taiwan with strong wind and torrential rain on Saturday, cutting power to 2 million households and killing at least two people, media and officials said.

Typhoon Soudelor made landfall early in the morning on the island’s east-coast counties of Yilan and Hualien, bringing up to 1,000 mm (39 inches) of rain in mountainous northeastern areas and wind gusting up to 200 kph (124 mph).

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“This is one of the worst typhoons I have ever seen,” said a sewage station engineer surnamed Jiang, who was inspecting pumping stations early on Saturday.

“My car was shaking when I was driving. There are too many trees down, and I even saw six downed power poles.”

Authorities issued flood and mudslide alerts and flying debris killed at least two people, media reported. Read more

 

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