Power back in Ursula-mauled areas before New Year: energy dept

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Posted at Dec 26 2019 11:34 AM

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The Department of Energy said Thursday it wants to restore power supply in areas battered by Christmas typhoon Ursula before New Year's Eve next week. 

The agency is assessing the number of toppled electric posts in Ursula's worst hit provinces, including Leyte, Negros Oriental, Aklan, Capiz, Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro, said DOE Spokesperson Felix William Fuentebella. 

"Kaya namang ibalik ng NGCP iyan [bago mag-Bagong Taon] kasi meyo clear na iyung site at iyong bagyo ay andito na sa West Philippine Sea," he told radio DZMM. 

Authorities, he said, already restored 90 percent of the electric supply in areas battered by typhoon Tisoy earlier this month. 

DZMM, Dec. 26, 2019