Poles knocked down

Powerful windstorm disrupts electricity in Pshdar’s Gulan village

PSHDAR—A powerful windstorm that swept through the cities of the Kurdistan Region not only caused damage to trees but also triggered a power outage in Gulan village, located in the Halsho sub-district of Pshdar, by toppling several electricity poles.

Seman Abdullah, a resident of Gulan village, told 964media, “At 6:30 a.m. today, five of our village’s public electricity poles experienced issues due to the windstorm.

“The moment the windstorm knocked down the poles, it could have led to a short circuit had there been national electricity.”

Abdullah emphasized the critical nature of the situation, stating, “Our sources of drinking water and water for our livestock come from wells, and now we are at a loss for how to supply water. We are urgently requesting a solution to our problem.”

Ali Mohammed, the director of electricity in Pshdar, informed 964media, “We are aware of the situation and are devising a temporary solution to ensure the villagers are not left without electricity.

“As we work on reinstalling these poles, we must secure their bases with concrete, which takes time.”

Gulan village, situated in the Halsho sub-district of Pshdar and approximately 9 miles from the center of Qaladze, is home to a community of 35 households that predominantly rely on agriculture and livestock.

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