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Storm Matmo causes widespread blackout in central region
  • | dtinews.vn | October 31, 2019 04:55 PM
Up to 900,000 households in the central and southern central regions of Vietnam have lost power following Storm Matmo.

The typhoon damaged one 220-kV power transmission line and nine 110kV lines, affecting roughly 900,000 households in the provinces of Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh and Phu Yen.

  

Many trees in Binh Dinh Province have been blown down by the storm

To date, the 220-kV line and three 110kV ones have been fixed, resuming the electricity supply for 150,000 households.

According to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting, by early this morning, the storm weakened into a tropical low pressure. However, the north of the Central Highlands region and the provinces of Binh Dinh and Phu Yen have continued experiencing torrential rains.

Initial statistics showed that the storm ruined 144 houses and 2,000 metres of dyke in Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province, leading to a loss of VND400 billion (USD1.73 million).

Meanwhile, the typhoon has damaged 70 fishing boats at Quy Nhon fish port and to date, 25 out of this have been fixed.

In Phu Yen Province, 18 houses and 70 hectares of crops have also been submerged.

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