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The power outage in Odette hardest-hit areas reportedly would take one month before NGCP be able to restore it.

QUEZON CITY — A power outage in Odette hardest-hit areas in Visayas and Mindanao regions would likely take a month, said the statement of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) posted on its official social media page, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021.

“There is information going around on NGCPs one month restoration timeline for Typhoon Odette,” the statement said.

The private operator of the country’s power grid said it will release its restoration schedule when the assessment of the damage is completed.

The NGCP has been restoring lines and conducting damage assessment at once by foot patrols and aerial inspections. It said they were delayed yesterday with their aerial inspections as they were “forced to turn around and return to base by aviation authorities” due to unfavorable weather conditions.

Meanwhile, NGCP is optimistic to complete their assessment of the extent of the damage so they can provide an official restoration schedule within the day. RQJ

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