NGCP prepares for 'Domeng'

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Monday, April 7, 2014


THE National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Monday assured that preparations have been put in place to minimize the impact of Tropical Storm Domeng on its transmission operations and facilities.

Preparations included ensuring the reliability of communications equipment, availability of hardware materials and supplies necessary for the repair of damages to facilities, as well as the positioning of line crews in strategic areas, to facilitate immediate restoration work, NGCP spokesperson Cynthia Alabanza.

"NGCP's Integrated Disaster Action Plan (IDAP) prescribes these and other procedures to ensure the readiness of all power transmission facilities expected to be affected by the passage of the weather disturbance," she said.

Tropical Storm Domeng, carrying maximum sustained winds of 65-kilometer per hour (kph) and moving west northwest at 20 kph speed, is estimated to make landfall over Surigao del Sur on April 8.

Alabanza said NGCP’s Overall Disaster Command Center monitors all power restoration activities, reports, and updates from the Regional Command Centers in North Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, whichever is directly affected by the weather disturbance. (SDR/Sunnex)

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