Widespread power outage in Cebu due to Typhoon ‘Odette’ | Inquirer News
Close  

Widespread power outage in Cebu due to Typhoon ‘Odette’

/ 04:20 AM December 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — As Typhoon “Odette” continues to wreak havoc in Visayas, a power utility company based in Cebu announced a power outage in the majority of the region due to the typhoon’s strong winds.

ADVERTISEMENT

Visayan Electric Company, Inc. or Veco said in a statement on Facebook that “95 percent of our franchise area are interrupted due to strong winds.”

“We have suspended our line restoration and survey works since the weather has worsened and it will be unsafe for everyone,” it added.

FEATURED STORIES

Veco is the second largest electric utility in the Philippines and mainly provides electricity in Cebu, specifically the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Talisay and Naga, as well as the municipalities Liloan, Consolacion, Minglanilla and San Fernando.

Veco then told the public that it will not be restoring power until the storm has passed.

95% of our franchise area are interrupted due to strong winds. We have suspended our line restoration and survey works…

Posted by Visayan Electric Co. on Thursday, December 16, 2021

Based on the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (Pagasa) latest storm advisory, the southern portion of Cebu is still currently under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3, while the rest of Cebu including the Camotes and Bantayan Islands are under Signal No. 2.

Pagasa said Odette was last located within the vicinity of Ilog, Negros Occidental, as of 1:00 a.m.

ADVERTISEMENT

RELATED STORIES

Super Typhoon Odette (Rai): Quick facts

10 men trapped by flood rescued in Iligan’s Bayug island

Rains brought by ‘Odette’ flood entire Lanao del Sur town

je

Subscribe to our daily newsletter


Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: #OdettePH, Brownout, Cebu, Electricity, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Space Administration (PAGASA), power outage, Rai, Typhoon Odette
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.