6-hour rotating brownouts hit Metro Manila, nearby provinces anew

/ 02:45 PM July 18, 2014

Filipinos shelter under umbrellas during a downpour a day after strong winds from Typhoon Rammasun toppled several electric posts and infrastructures in it’s path in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Parts of the capital and some provinces remain without power after Typhoon Rammasun barreled through northern Philippines leaving dozens of people dead and forcing more than half a million people to flee its lethal wind and rains, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

MANILA, Philippines–The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) said on Friday that a five- to six-hour rotating brownout would still affect some residents in Metro Manila and nearby provinces two days after typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) battered the country and damaged most power lines in Luzon.

“A rotating brownout that will last for about 5-6 hours occurred starting 7:50 AM due to insufficient power supply,” Meralco said in a statement posted over Twitter.


It said affected area would include portions of Manila, Quezon City, Las Piñas, and provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Batangas, and Laguna.

In its latest Twitter post, Meralco listed the affected areas which would experience rotating power interruptions from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


As “Glenda” swept through Metro Manila and surrounding provinces on Wenesday, majority of Meralco’s franchise areas, or about 4.6 million consumers suffered power outages.

In southern Luzon and some portions of Visayas, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said about 9 million people lost power.

“Around 4,000 Meralco crew are working hand in hand to restore facilities damaged by Typhoon #GlendaPH,” it added.


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