Chiba Prefecture visits Chiba Prefecture, where Minister of Economic Affairs and Sugawara continues the power outage “Reexamines the strength of power poles” September 12, 22:12

METI, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, inspected the situation in Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture, where power outages continued due to the impact of Typhoon No. 15, and indicated that it would be necessary to consider whether the strength and earthquake resistance of facilities such as utility poles would be appropriate in the future. It was.

On the evening of December 12, the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Hagiwara visited Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture, where power outages and water outages continued.

Among them, at the water supply station, Mayor Sodegaura gave an explanation about the current situation, such as distributing bags containing 5 liters and 10 liters of water to citizens as measures against water outages.

In Chiba Prefecture, power transmission facilities and power poles are damaged over a wide area and it takes time to recover.

Mr. Hagiwara told reporters after the inspection, "I felt that the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry would have to recheck the strength and seismic resistance after seeing the situation that many power poles collapsed," and installed utility poles. He expressed the idea that the criteria should be considered in the future.

In addition, as for the response of the power company, he said, “I want to check the power company so that it can handle wind speeds and rainfalls that I have never expected.”