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Luz y Fuerza power service restored in Samana

The private power utility Luz y Fuerza reported the restoring of power service to their clients in Las Terrenas and las Galeras. The area was affected by the strong rain and wind bands by Hurricane Maria. The company reported that service was fully restored in las Terrenas in less than 13 hours.

Luz y Fuerza said that the power outage was only for five hours in Las Terrenas, and said this was caused by interruptions by the state-operated Interconnected National Electric System (SENI).

In the case of Las Galeras, another area served by Luz y Fuerza, the impact of the storm was greater. Service was restored 12 hours after the passing of the Hurricane.

The company said that power outages in the cases of hurricanes Irma and Maria were due to preventive measures taken by the company.

An assessment of damages caused by Irma in Las Terrenas revealed that 12 light posts and more than 30 medium-tension lines were damaged by falling trees, and 150 secondary lines were on the ground. In Las Galeras, three light posts were affected and 20 sections of medium-tension lines were damaged, in addition to around 100 secondary services affected.

Luz y Fuerza said that crews were out immediately after the storms to restore the power service to the towns with a priority given to tourist communities of Las Terrenas and Las Galeras, followed by the communities in the hills of Samaná and El Limón, Loma Atravesada and Las Guásumas where within 36 hours all circuits had been restored.

Source: DR1, Elnuevodiario

Sep 26, 2017

Category: DR News |

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