‘Nona’ cuts power supply in Samar

CALBAYOG CITY, Samar, Dec. 14 (PNA) – Power supply was shutdown in some parts of Samar due to line trippings caused by typhoon Nona.

Prior to the reported minor damage caused by the typhoon’s violent winds, the Samar I Electric Cooperative (Samelco 1) has temporary shutdown power supply in Samar province Monday noon.

In an advisory, the electric cooperative said they have to cut power supply to avoid problems because of the strong winds brought by Typhoon ‘Nona’.

“We assure our consumers that power will be restored the moment the weather will improve,” Samelco 1 said in its advisory.

Around 12:35, NGCP decided to cut the power supply to Samelco due to line trippings, isolating the 69 kilo Volts Gandar Feeder.

“Linemen have yet to inspect the line to determine the cause of its intermittent trippings earlier, when weather condition improves,” the NGCP said

Samelco 1 has 53,228 power consumers in Calbayog City, towns of Sta. Margarita, Gandara, San Jorge, Tarangnan, Pagsanjan, and Matuguinao.

Aside from classes, work in both government and private offices in the entire Samar province has been suspended on Monday as typhoon Nona made its landfall in nearby Northern Samar province. (PNA)