Outages in Visayas as #AmangPH knocks power lines
MANILA, Philippines (5th UPDATE) – Several areas in Southern Leyte began experiencing outages since Friday, January 16, after strong winds toppled down a transmission line that connects a Maasin City cooperative to the grid as Tropical Storm Amang (international name Mekkhala) batters the province.
But the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) reported that 9 transmission lines have been energized as of Sunday, Jan. 18.
In its 9 pm bulletin on Sunday, NGCP said that power have been restored in the following facilities as of Jan. 18:
- Naga - Tinambac 69-kV line - restored 4:41 pm
- Sorsogon-Irosin 69-kV line - restored 2:30 pm
- Calbayog-Palanas Cara 69-kV line – restored 2:14 pm
- Naga-Lagonoy 69-kV line - restored 1:33 pm
- Gumaca-Atimonan 69-kV line - restored 12:12 pm
- Naga-Naga 69-kV line - restored 11:11 am
- Naga-Libmanan 69-kV line - restored 10:48 am
- Daraga-Ligao 69-kV line - restored 10:31 am
- Daraga-Sorsogon 69-kV line - restored 8:59 am
The Gumaca-Hondagua-Tagkawayan 69-kV Line was partially restored while the Maguilayan-Tagkawayan section still under line inspection.
The Taft - Borongan 69-kV; Palanas Cara - Catarman-Allen/Bobolosan 69-kV; Paranas - Catbalogan 69-kV (Catbalogan Feeder); Catbalogan - Calbayog 69-kV Line (Gandara Feeder); and Tolosa – San Isidro 69-kV lines are still to be energized.
The rains due to Tropical Storm Amang continued as Pope Francis held his last official activity with Luneta on Jan. 18, with a record-breaking 6 million attendees. – Rappler.com