Thousands evacuated, extensive power outages as typhoon hits Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/07/29
By: Christie Chen

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Thousands of people had been evacuated and over 100,000 households had experienced power outages as of Saturday evening as Typhoon Nesat swept across Taiwan, according to the Central Emergency Operation Center.

As of 7 p.m. Saturday, 8,760 people had been evacuated to safety, and 1,574 of them were sheltered in 59 locations, figures from the center show.

Meanwhile, a total of 101,910 households in Taiwan had experienced power outages, but more than 40,000 households had had their power restored as of 9 p.m., leaving over 61,000 without power, according to the center.

The main areas where the power outages struck were Yilan, Pingtung and Hualien counties, and New Taipei.    [FULL  STORY]

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