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Isabela province posts P6.2M damage to power lines; over 90 villages still without power

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 02:29 PM November 16, 2020

Villagers stay on the second floor of their flood-stricken houses at Barangay Alinguigan 2nd in the City of Ilagan, Isabela on Sunday, Nov.15. At least 90 villages in Isabela province are still without electricity due to damaged power lines. Photo by Villamor Visaya Jr.

CITY OF ILAGAN –– At least P6.2 million worth of damaged power lines were reported in Isabela, leaving 30 percent of households without electricity as severe floodings hit the province in the last four days.

David Solomon Siquian, general manager of the Isabela Electric Cooperative II ( Iselco II) said 24 villages in Ilagan City alone have remained without electricity as of Monday.

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In the entire province, power lines have yet to be restored in 67 villages.

Esmeralda Esteban, a resident of Sitio Barikir in flood-prone Fugu village here, said power outages started to hit their area on Nov. 12.

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“The restoration of the lines would usually take two or more weeks in our place,” she told the Inquirer.

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