The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has directed all electric cooperatives (ECs) to make the necessary preparations for the effects of Typhoon Tisoy (international name Kammuri) which has entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).
The NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department issued an advisory on November 25 requiring all ECs to take appropriate contingency measures to mitigate the impacts of potential threats that might affect the delivery of electric service to consumers.
Tisoy is the 20th tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines this year
The ECs were also directed by NEA to activate their respective Emergency Response Organizations (EROs) when the need arises to implement without delay their appropriate emergency response plans.
The NEA DRRMD also advised the ECs to continuously monitor weather updates from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
“Necessary measures must be implemented including but not limited to line clearing, buffer and critical facility preparations,” NEA Deputy Administrator for Technical Services Artis Nikki Tortola said.
Tisoy is the 20th tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines this year, PAGASA said.
PAGASA has hoisted on Sunday afternoon Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 2 in 11 provinces and Signal No. 1 in Metro Manila as Tisoy maintained its strength.