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540,000 households still without power due to Typhoon Dujuan

540,000 households still without power due to Typhoon Dujuan

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) More than 540,000 households around Taiwan were still without electricity due to Typhoon Dujuan as of Tuesday morning despite efforts by Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) to restore power, the state-run electric utility said. Dujuan caused power outages to more than 1.95 million households at one point, Taipower said. Of the households still without power, 112,634 were in Yilan County, 97,340 were in Taichung, 63,590 were in Miaoli County, 62,827 were in New Taipei and 42,830 were in Yunlin County. As of 8 a.m., Typhoon Dujuan was centered 90 kilometers east-northeast of Kinmen, moving at a speed of 18 kilometers per hour in a northwesterly direction, the Central Weather Bureau said. With a radius of 200 km, the storm's maximum sustained winds were estimated at 144 kph, with gusts of up to 180 kph, according to bureau data. The bureau said it was likely to lift the land warning on Typhoon Dujuan for Taiwan proper around noon. The bureau warned, however, that extremely heavy rain, defined as accumulated rainfall of over 200 mm within 24 hours, is expected in areas south of Miaoli County. From Sunday until 7 a.m. Tuesday, accumulated rainfall had registered 914 mm on Taiping Mountain in Yilan County, 500-700 mm in the mountains in the greater Taipei area and over 500 mm in Baling in Taoyuan City. (By Lin Meng-ju, Wang Shu-fen and Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-09-20 01:34 GMT+08:00