Power, water supplies largely restored in quake-damaged areas — NDRRMC

MANILA — Power and water supplies have been largely restored in quake-battered Surigao City and other quake-battered provinces.

This was disclosed by National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) spokesperson Mina Marasigan on Tuesday.

“Power has been fully restored in Surigao City but due to some after shocks early this morning (Tuesday) power has been temporarily cut-off,” she added in Filipino.

Marasigan also disclosed that water has also been restored in all quake-affected areas with the exception of Mainit and San Francisco towns, all in Surigao Del Norte, as restoration work is ongoing.

But the NDRRMC spokesperson said they are confident that water supplies in these communities will be restored within the week.

As this develops, Marasigan said houses damaged during the magnitude 6.7 earthquake has now reached the 1,790 mark with 143 totally damaged.

Classes and work in Surigao City are still suspended pending the inspection and clearance of schools and building safety engineers.

Infrastructure damage has been placed at PHP112.45 million as of Tuesday, the NDRRMC spokesperson said.

The number of dead is still at eight and 202 wounded. Maelvin Tordecilla/OJT/PNA-northboundasia.com