Over 100 People Trapped in Elevators When Power Plant Struck by Lightning

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Over 100 People Trapped in Elevators When Power Plant Struck by Lightning | F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems

Over a hundred people in Kowloon and surrounding areas found themselves trapped in elevators when a power plant was struck by lightning, temporarily affecting power supply.

A thunderstorm warning was issued at 8:15am for Sunday and expected to last until 3:30pm.  During this time, the CLPs Black Point Power Station was struck by lightning for the first time in its 20 years of operations.  One of eight generators caught fire after being struck.

CLP said that the voltage of 400-kilovolt of power transmission dropped for less than a second.  However, that drop, stopped elevators for hours.  According to Fire Services Department, at least 149 people were trapped in elevators from 9:30am to 11:30am.  

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