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Power not yet restored in parts of Ecija after ‘Karding’ onslaught

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has reported that transmission lines have not yet been restored in several parts of Nueva Ecija province after the devastation of Super Typhoon “Karding.”

In an advisory, the NGCP said the transmission lines that are still unavailable include the Cabanatuan-San Luis 69kV Line, Cabanatuan-Bulualto 69kV Line, and the San Rafael-Cabanatuan 230kV Line 1 wing.

The NGCP said it has deployed 14 line teams composed of over 100 personnel and two choppers to inspect and assess the impact of the typhoon on its operations and facilities.

“Aerial inspection and simultaneous restoration activities are being conducted on areas already accessible, ” the NGCP said.

The Cabanatuan Electric Corporation (CELCOR) has started energizing several villages in Nueva Ecija’s economic and education center.

“Ang CELCOR ay unti-unting ibabalik ang suplay ng kuryente sa iba pang barangay na walang problema o sira sa kanilang linya,” the company said in an advisory.

Some areas, especially in Cabanatuan’s business center where hospitals, colleges and universities, and banks are situated, had power restored as early as Monday afternoon.

“Para sa kaligtasan ng lahat, ang mga lugar na binaha at may mga electrical structures na nagtamo ng matinding pagkasira ay hindi muna maibabalik ang kuryente sa ngayon,” CELCOR said.

It vowed to do its best to restore the power supply in Cabanatuan City as early as possible.