Jul 30, 2017 Business & Finance Comments Off on Nesat leaves 109 injured, 500,000 households without power
Over 100 people were injured and half a million households were left without power as Typhoon Nesat swept across Taiwan on Saturday.
The effects of the storm were felt most in the north of the country on Saturday evening. Sea and land warnings were lifted at 2.30 pm on Sunday afternoon. But 109 people had been injured across the country and 571,000 households had power outages. That's according to the Central Emergency Operation Center. As of 4pm Sunday, power had been restored to the majority of households.
Agricultural losses from the storm have been estimated at NT$60 million (US$2 million).
The storm also caused damage to 199 schools estimated at NT$18 million (US$600,000). The majority of the schools affected were in the northeastern county of Yilan and the northern municipalities of Taipei and New Taipei.
Flights continued to be affected by cancellations on Sunday, even though the storm had mostly passed overnight. Leading carrier EVA Air had to cancel 50 flights on Sunday after 500 of its flight staff applied to take their entitled typhoon day holiday. Some 10,000 passengers are understood to have been affected by cancellations.
Source: Radio Taiwan International
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