CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, (PNA) — With three days since typhoon Santi battered Central Luzon, there are still some areas in the region that are without electric power supply due to the huge extent of damage in the distribution and transmission facilities.
Latest report from the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) showed that some parts of Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Pampanga and Zambales still have no electric power.
Among the areas in Tarlac that remained without electric power are the towns of Gerona, Anao, Victoria, Paniqui, Pura, San Manuel, San Clemente, Camiling, Ramos, Mayantoc, and Sta Ignacia and Tarlac City.
The electric power was, however, restored only in the towns of Capas, Concepcion and Bamban Sunday night.
Likewise, most parts of Nueva Ecija and Aurora are without electric power supply.
According to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, typhoon Santi has toppled 53, broken 20 and leaned 128 of their pole structures in Nueva Ecija and Aurora.
NGCP North Luzon spokesperson Lilibeth Gaydowen said that 21 other defects such as cut line conductor, and overhead ground wire were reported in those areas.
Gaydowen said that it would take at least a week for power to be restored in Nueva Ecija and Aurora due to the extent of damages to their facilities.
The RDRRMC said that as of Monday morning, the areas without electric power supply in Pampanga include the towns of Mexico, Sta. Ana, Arayat, Sasmuan and some portions of Masantol and Mabalacat City.
In Zambales, those areas without power supply are the towns of San Felipe, San Narciso, Botolan, Candelaria and Iba .
The RDRRMC said that restoration of lines in those affected areas are being undertaken by the NGCP and the electric cooperatives.