Help is here!
Davao Light and Power Co., the sister company of the Visayan Electric Company (VECO), has sent 30-strong organic and contractor linemen to the VECO Engineering Office in Cebu City on Sunday.
This is to speed up the power restoration activities in Cebu which was badly hit by Super Typhoon Odette last Thursday, December 16. They will help in clearing and energy restoration efforts in Visayan Electric’s franchise area.
Central Visayas is among the seven regions in the country where areas hardest hit by Odette, the Philippines’ 15th tropical cyclone in 2021 and the deadliest storm this year. Packing 195-kilometer-per-hour winds, the giant storm, with international name “Rai”, made eight landfalls as it barreled its way through Mimaropa (Mindoro Oriental, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan); Eastern, Central and Western Visayas; Northern Mindanao; and Caraga.
Three days after Typhoon Odette wrecked the island, thousands of people in Cebu appealed for food, water, and electricity. To date, civilians are also still struggling to get a mobile signal, gasoline for generators and automobiles, and it is still even hard to pass through some roads especially in the south.