By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taipei City’s Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Commissioner Lu Shih-chang
said it would take at least two weeks before clearing out the city’s debris caused by Typhoon Soudelor, reports said Wednesday.
The powerful typhoon battered Taiwan last weekend with strong wind and torrential rain, bringing massive damages to cities across the island, among which over 6,000 road trees in Taipei were uprooted.
Taipei’s Public Works Department has been working around the clock to bring the city’s traffic up to speed, however there are still felled trees and broken tree branches everywhere.
According to Lu, the Department of Environmental Protection is seriously understaffed despite having mobilized an additional 2,000 manpower to handle the tasks at hand. [FULL STORY]