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Hsichih imposes traffic controls in typhoon's wake

STAFF WRITER

Traffic controls were in place in Hsichih (汐止) for most of yesterday to facilitate clean up work after Typhoon Xangsane caused heavy flooding in the area.

To speed up reconstruction, traffic controls were conducted in Hsichih from 7:00am to 10:00pm yesterday, local media reported. Also, about 5,000 soldiers were dispatched to help clean streets and schools. The floods brought on by Typhoon Xangsane devastated the township, inundating 90 percent of businesses located at ground level.

According to statistics from the Disaster Relief Center released yesterday, the basements of at least 100 buildings in Hsichih were inundated in the floods. Moreover, with many buildings' electrical facilities still inundated in basements, many Hsichih residents were in urgent need of water pumps and electricity generators to help restore electricity to their homes.

With mud on Hsichih's streets still too heavy to be cleaned up in time, the education bureau of Taipei County confirmed that Changan Elementary School (長安國小) and Hsichih Elementary School (汐止國小) would not open until Nov. 8. Aside from these two schools, other Hsichih junior high and elementary schools are scheduled to reopen today.

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