First Posted 06:23:00 07/16/2014
Last Updated 14:41:00 07/17/2014
July 16, 2014 8:30 am Power Update:
Just in. Bileco has restored power in Biliran.
July 16, 2014 7 am Power Update: BILECO is currently conducting line clearing and restoration activity. No major damages have been reported as of this time. Power is expected to be restored today.
NAVAL, Biliran – Typhoon Glenda (RAMMASUN) which entered the country’s area of responsibility on late evening Sunday, July 13, did not spare the island province of Biliran, as it destroyed on Monday, July 15, several houses situated along the shoreline in some of its coastal barangays.
The high tide on Tuesday, July 15, estimated to be approximately two meters in height accompanied by strong winds brought by Habagat (southwest monsoon ) caused several houses along the shoreline in some coastal barangays in Biliran province to collapse.
Some coastal barangays in Biliran province were also inundated by seawaters due to high tide and strong winds .
Power supply in Biliran was cut-off at about 12:30pm on Tuesday, July 15. However, the Biliran Electric Cooperative, Incorporated (BILECO) , the lone electric power utility in the province of Biliran, reported in a text message that it cannot restore power as of July 15 due to reported damages of its line facilities.
BILECO added that it is deemed unsafe for its personnel to conduct restoration activity as of the moment and line clearing and restoration efforts will commence as soon as the typhoon will cease.
The Biliran provincial disaster risk reduction and management office has not reported any casualty as of press time. However, damage to property, infrastructure and in agriculture were evident in Biliran province but no amount of damages were initially reported yet by the concerned government agencies.
Video footage of the storm surge waters taken at Marvin’s lnn in Atipolo, Naval.
Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) Storm surge in Brgy. Sto. Niño, Naval, Biliran