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As floods retreat from parts of southern China, life is recovering for local people in the regions.
Guang'an City in Sichuan Province is one of the areas where the power supply system was damaged by floods. But now repairs have been carried out and power is back in most parts of the city.
Mrs. Liang has been running her shop for 8 years in Guang'an City. She's never seen flooding like this. The power cut lasted for two days and all the food in her refrigerator went moldy.
She was not alone. Floods damaged 83 transformers in the city, leaving more than ten thousand households in darkness. 13 thousand residents couldn't use their telephones, another 5 thousand lost their broadband accesses.
Power workers didn't let residents wait long.
Shopkeeper Mrs. Liang said, "I think there's going to be power today. Actually we had power for a while last night, and they are doing some further work on that now. I'm sure there will be power today."
Just an hour later, Mrs. Liang and her neighbors had electricity again. The power workers said it was the 13th repair they had carried out.
A power worker said, "The power supply has resumed to more than 18 hundred households so far.
Two consecutive days. Our people are doing it in turn."
Since Tuesday, Guang'an City has seen some 22 hundred workers, over a hundred vehicles and 40 tons of relief goods in connection with the blackout.
The local power bureau expects supplies to be back to normal across the entire city on Thursday. And telecommunication authorities say they are trying to restore communications within one week.
- Worst flood in 163 years hits Guang'an 2010-07-20