Maria injures eight, cuts power

RESTORATION: Taipower hoped to restore power to the remaining 3,435 households yesterday, while Taoyuan airport aims to fly all delayed passengers by this morning

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 12, 2018
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

Eight people sustained minor injuries in Taipei and 59,485 households lost

A worker yesterday takes a photograph of an uprooted tree in Taipei.
Photo: Eason Lam, Reuters

power on Tuesday night as the northern part of the nation was brushed by Typhoon Maria, the Central Emergency Operation Center said yesterday.

The center gave its last disaster briefing at 2:25pm.

“Everyone braved the typhoon and its aftermath with humility. God bless Taiwan that the typhoon did not cause too much damage,” Minister of Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) said, announcing that the center’s ad hoc emergency response team had been dismissed.

As of 2:30pm, electricity remained inaccessible at 3,435 households in Taipei, New Taipei City and Taoyuan, as well as Hsinchu, Miaoli and Lienchiang counties.    [FULL  STORY]

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