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150,000 people in Agusan del Norte still without power supply

/ 09:45 PM December 18, 2021

ANECO repair crew undertake rehab of downed power lines in Agusan del Norte. PHOTO by ANECO

ILIGAN CITY — Residents along a stretch of the national highway in Agusan del Norte used downed power lines to dry their clothes on Saturday, two days after the onslaught of Typhoon Odette.

Photos released by the Agusan del Norte Electric Cooperative (ANECO) showed that many electric posts and trees toppled by the storm still littered portions of the national highway.

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ANECO said that as of 3 p.m. on Saturday, the power supply is not yet restored in six of the province’s 11 localities. These are Remedios T. Romualdez, Kitcharao, Jabonga, Magallanes, Santiago, and Tubay towns.

Downed power lines turn into clotheslines in Agusan del Norte. PHOTO by ANECO

In the highly urbanized city of Butuan, which is within ANECO’s franchise area, electricity is restored in 66 of its 86 villages.

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The rehab work done by ANECO has so far partially restored power in Buenavista (18 of 25 villages), Nasipit (13 of 19 villages), Cabadbaran City (5 of 31 villages), Las Nieves (8 of 20 villages), and Carmen (3 of 8 villages).

In all, at least 150,000 people in the province and in Butuan City continue to be cut off from electricity supply as of Saturday.

/MUF

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