MANILA – As Typhoon Ruby is expected to hit Metro Manila tonight, Manila Electric Company (Meralco) is on alert for possible power interruptions.
“Sa ngayon medyo maganda pa yung situation natin insofar as the power situation is concerned. Wala naman tayong major outages but again tulad nang binabanggit natin, we’re on alert,’’ Meralco spokesman Joe Zaldarriaga said in a television interview Monday morning.
(At this time, the power situation is still normal. But we remain on alert)
Zaldarriaga also assured the public that the Meralco team is ready suppose the Typhoon causes major power outages in Metro Manila.
He said that their team is particularly on the watch for any severe flooding in key places in the Metro.
“Ang binabantayan natin yung ulan in terms of severe flooding. Pag ang ulan ay bumuhos na I think starting later this afternoon to tonight, pag ganyan ang sitwasyon kami palagi naming sinasabi paghandaan na natin yun sakali mang dumating na ang tubig-baha, i-switch off na natin yung circuit breaker, huwag na nating hintayin yung tubig baha in case of flooding,” Zaldarriaga said.
(We’re keenly watching possible flooding when the rains come. And we’ve been telling the public that we should be prepared for such a situation by switching off our circuit breaker even before the flooding happens)
Meralco also urged the public to report any leaning electricity posts or damaged lines.