Supply to 25,000 Households Cut Off After Typhoon Megi Hits Taiwan

29 Sep 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TAIPEI, Taiwan

Taipei on September 27th halted water withdrawals from reservoirs supplying the city after heavy rains and mudslides brought by Typhoon Megi caused high turbidity levels.The storm has killed four people and injured 329 others.According to the Taipei Water Department, turbidity in the Xindian River exceeded 12,000 nephelometric turbidity units in the wake of the storm.Water was cut off to 25,000 households in Taipei's Shilin and Beitou districts, and the government announced plans to expand the cut-offs to 100,000 more households.Electricity supplier Taipower said Megi had also knocked out power to as many as 2...

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