(Mangkhut) CLP Power warns of voltage dips, power cuts

Local | 14 Sep 2018 7:09 pm

CLP Power has warned that adverse weather brought on by super typhoon Mangkhut may lead to an interruption in electricity supplies.

In a statement, the company aid it has taken all necessary measures to ensure a reliable supply of power in Kowloon and the New Territories. However, it said bad weather may still lead to voltage dips, an unstable supply or even power interruptions, RTHK reports.

In the case of a widespread power outage, CLP said it will prioritize the restoration of supplies to people who rely on life-support equipment. Priority help will also be given to key public-serving organisations, such as hospitals, railways, airports, and broadcasters.

The firm reminded members of the public not to touch any power lines that may fall down as they may still be connected with electricity.

Meanwhile, the Airport Authority is also expecting serious flight disruptions over the next few days.

It urged passengers to keep in touch with their airlines and only head to the airport after their flights are confirmed.

The authority added that it has added extra manpower and brought in additional food and water supplies to cater for any passengers stranded at the airport.

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