East China cities repair power facilities damaged by typhoon

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People use umbrellas to shield themselves from wind and rain at West Lake in Hangzhou in eastern China’s Zhejiang province on Saturday, July 11, 2015. (Chinatopix via AP)

Cities affected by typhoon Chan-Hom are making intense efforts to overcome large-scale power cuts caused by the storm, which made landfall on China’s east coast on Saturday.

Some 189 power lines were cut as the typhoon swept through Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province. Over 300,000 households suffered a blackout as a result.

The local electricity supply company dispatched 1,156 technicians to repair the damaged power facilities.

So far, about one third of the damaged power lines have been repaired, and the technicians are working in shifts to repair the remainder.

Power supplies in Zhoushan City, into which Chan-Hom slammed, were also knocked out by the typhoon’s high winds.

After four hours of repair work, power supplies across the city have been largely restored.

The typhoon also had an impact on Shanghai, which is around 150 kilometers from Zhoushan.

In Shanghai’s Fengxian District, trees knocked down by strong winds blocked several roads.

The storm, however, has not done any major damage to the city, according to the local meteorological observatory.

Report by CCTV News.


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Over 1.1 million people evacuated from Zhejiang Province

Over 1.1 million people evacuated from Zhejiang Province

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