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Electricity to 10,000 Houses in Taiwan Dies Due to Typhoon Haikui


Two people were reported injured as Typhoon Haikui approached Taiwan. Not only that, electricity to 10,000 households was cut off due to the incident.

Reported CNN, Sunday (3/9/2023), the two injured people were driving in a van. Until finally a tree fell on the vehicle, “leaving them trapped inside,” as reported by the official Taiwan News Agency (CNA).

“They suffered injuries but regained consciousness and were taken to hospital, he added.

On Sunday (3/9) at 2 pm local time, more than 9,300 households in the Taitung and Hualien regions experienced power outages, according to a report from state electricity provider Taipower. Middle repair work. taking place.

The capital city of Taipei is currently experiencing heavy rains. Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau said Typhoon Haikui was moving westward at 7 km (4.35 miles) per hour with winds of up to 155kph (96.31 mph).

Haikui will be the first typhoon in four years to hit Taiwan directly and is expected to bring heavy rains to the east, according to the weather bureau.

He warned that heavy rain could trigger flash floods and landslides in some parts of the country. Hualien’s mountainous areas could experience total rainfall of more than 500 mm, he added.

The typhoon was earlier expected to make landfall near the southeastern city of Taitung around 17:00 local time.

As of 7 a.m. local time on Sunday, more than 2,800 residents in seven districts and cities had been evacuated, the island’s Interior Ministry said.

Seven counties and cities in southern and eastern Taiwan have closed schools and work on Sunday, according to their respective local governments. In addition, Yunlin County and remote Penghu County will close schools and work from Sunday afternoon.

222 Domestic-37 International Flights Cancelled

The typhoon has caused the cancellation of 222 domestic flights and 37 international flights departing from Taiwan, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of Transport and Communications.

In neighboring Hong Kong, at least 86 people were reported injured by another typhoon, Saola, which hit the city after passing through the northeastern Philippines.

In an update on Saturday, Hong Kong authorities said they had received more than 1,500 reports of fallen trees, 21 cases of flooding and two reports of landslides.


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