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Most water and power supplies back to normal

The government announced over the weekend that the city’s water and electricity supplies are back to normal, admitting that, however, the supplies to some residential buildings had not yet been restored

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:50 am

The government announced over the weekend that the city’s water and electricity supplies are back to normal, admitting that, however, the supplies to some residential buildings had not yet been restored.

According to the Macau Post Daily, most households, offices and shops had been without electricity and tap water following Typhoon Hato’s onslaught on Wednesday.

According to a statement by the Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) on Monday, the city’s tap water supply “has been restored”.

The DSAMA statement acknowledged, however, that the water supply to some residential buildings has still not been restored since the water pumps or other equipment in the buildings have been damaged, suggesting residents ask the property management office in their building to see if there’s anything wrong with the equipment and contact Macao Water if necessary.

DSAMA Director Susanna Wong Soi Man said on Monday during a press conference about the government’s response to Typhoon Hato that for the time being the bureau will keep its 28 temporary water supply points and deploy water tenders to the places where water supplies have not yet been restored to provide residents with fresh water.

The Housing Bureau (IH) said in a statement on Monday that the water supply to most of the government’s social housing estates, except Fai Tat Building in Fai Chi Kei, has been restored.

Meanwhile, the Energy Sector Development Office (GDSE) said in a statement on Saturday that power utility CEM had meanwhile repaired all the equipment damaged by Typhoon Hato, adding that the city’s power supply was back to normal.

However, the statement admitted that equipment in some buildings has been damaged, suggesting residents contact electricians to check the problem and contact CEM if necessary.

According to a statement by the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS), about 170 people have used the services provided by the bureau’s shelters in Ilha Verde, Taipa and Coloane. It also said residents in need of counselling due to the typhoon disaster may call the bureau’s 24-hour hotline 2826 1126.

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:50 am

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