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Power back in parts of Leyte, Samar

/ 02:21 PM December 29, 2013

Hundreds of residents in the capital city of Borongan in Eastern Samar charge their cell phones and flashlights at the provincial capitol. Supertyphoon “Yolanda” toppled telecommunication towers and power transmission lines in the province when it struck on Nov. 8. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Power has been restored in parts of Leyte and Samar following service interruption in the area over the weekend.

In an advisory by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, power has been restored as of Sunday morning.


Affected areas were those serviced by local power cooperatives in Leyte and Samar. The power interruption occurred between 11:53 p.m. of Dec. 28 to 3:50 a.m. of Dec. 29.

The power interruption was caused by the tripping of the Ormoc-Babatngon 138-kilovolt line.


Leyte and Samar were the hardest-hit areas by monster typhoon Yolanda [Haiyan] last November.

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