Macau – Two nuclear power plants are on the estimated path of Typhoon Mangkhut, which has hit Mainland China this Sunday afternoon and prompting Macau authorities to issue maximum alert on the territory.
The Taishan Nuclear Power Plant and the Yangjiang Nuclear Power Plant, both in Guangdong province, said they were prepared to face the typhoon, the South China Morning Post reported today.
The Taishan central reported via WeChat that authorities discussed how best to deal with the approaching storm and that skilled workers conducted security investigations.
Emergency response teams were informed and prepared for the arrival of the typhoon.
“All the emergency personnel are at their stations and have conducted their preparatory work. The Taishan factory is fully prepared for the typhoon and everything is in its place,” read the message.
The Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station said it carried out inspections at its facilities on Wednesday morning and held a meeting on Thursday to discuss how best to deal with the storm.
At a recent press conference, Macau officials said they had set up a mechanism for exchanging information on the situation at the exchanges with the Guangdong authorities.
The tropical storm, which first passed in the Philippines, killed 25 people in that country and one in Taiwan, according to the latest assessment by authorities.
In Macau, the Meteorological and Geophysical Services (SMG) hoisted Signal No. 10 at 11:00 am today and Black Storm Surge alert at 2:00 pm after severe flooding in low-rise areas of the city.