Macau (MNA) – The Patane Library has not yet been opened to the public since the passage of Typhoon Mangkhut due to electrical damaged caused by flooding, according to the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC).
The Patane Library, located in the Inner Harbour – an area extremely prone to flooding – had inundated during the passage of the super typhoon on September 16 due to the presence of ten manholes inside the facilities, which allowed seawater to enter the library.
However, the IC clarified that measures had been taken before the typhoon, with staff proceeding with the removal of items such as books, self-service machines, computers and related equipment from the library to prevent further damage.
Although the Bureau states that the library resources have not been damages during the flooding, preventive matter did not protect, however, an electric box from being flooded, which a representative from the IC had clarified with Macau News Agency (MNA) has yet to be replaced.
There has not been any update on the timeline needed to carry out the repairs, according to the IC.
In addition, the library had also cut power for safety measures.
Another library located in a low-lying area, the Red Market Library, had opened to the public on September 19 at 2:00 pm, with the IC stating its resources had not suffered any serious deterioration.