TAIPEI (CNA) – The torrential rain caused by the combined effects of northeasterly winds and Tropical Storm Khanun has disrupted the country’s power supply, according to the state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) on Saturday.

Taipower said a total of 14,530 households in Taiwan had experienced power outages starting Friday, but almost all of them had their power restored by noon, leaving only 332 households without electricity.

Those still affected are residents in Yilan and Hualien counties, as well as Taoyuan city, it said. Taipower was working to restore electricity supply to their households as soon as possible, it said.

While the areas experiencing power outages also covered Hsinchu City, the Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park was not affected, the company added. 

By Lee Hsin-Yin