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Nearly 3M Meralco customers lose power as Ulysses pounds Luzon

/ 10:26 AM November 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Nearly 3 million Meralco customers lose electricity after strong winds and rains brought by Typhoon Ulysses toppled electric posts in several areas in Luzon.

According to Meralco, 2.954 million households currently have no electricity as of 8 a.m. Thursday.

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“Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal, Laguna, Quezon Province, Caloocan, Quezon City, Marikina, Muntinlupa at Makati ang mga pinaka-apektado,” Meralco said in an advisory.

The company has already sent teams to restore service as soon as possible.

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Typhoon Ulysses has already made three landfalls in the province of Quezon. The first was in the municipality of Patnanungan, at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, the second was in the vicinity of Burdeos, at 11:20 p.m., and the third was in General Nakar, Quezon, at 1:40 a.m.

The weather state bureau said the typhoon has already weakened but Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3, however, is still up over parts of Luzon including Metro Manila.

READ: Ulysses weakens, Signal No. 3 still up over Metro Manila, 8 other areas

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