STRONG winds led to brownouts in various parts of Davao City as electrical posts and trees collapsed during the weekend.
Davao Light and Power Company (Davao Light) reported multiple power interruptions in the city due to heavy rains and strong winds.
One incident involved a fallen electrical post when a warehouse roof at a coconut oil mill plant in Panacan collapsed at 3:50 P.M. on September 16. This impacted a Panacan section stretching from Tibungco Public Market to Panacan Crossing Malagamot, with power restored around 7:13 A.M. on September 17.
Meanwhile, near barangay Lubogan in Davao City, another power interruption occurred due to a fallen rubber tree that severed a power line within Purok 3.
Additionally, Davao Light identified a detached primary power line near Victorious Beach caused by a fallen calumpang tree, leading to brownouts in the Talomo area. Power was restored at approximately 6:43 A.M.
“Davao Light apologizes to its customers for the inconvenience brought about by this emergency power interruption/s,” Davao Light said in a statement on Facebook.
According to a report from the Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), light to moderate, occasionally heavy rains affected various areas in Calinan, Marilog, Talomo, Bunawan, Agdao, Poblacion, and Toril Districts from the afternoon of September 16 to the early morning of September 17.
In addition, light and moderate rains were experienced in some parts of Buhangin and Tugbok Districts. ICE